EDC’s evaluators work with project teams and partners to design and conduct independent evaluations of federal, state, and community initiatives, inform product development, monitor progress, and document outcomes.

We are skilled at using the appropriate set of multi-method qualitative and quantitative strategies to address the most pertinent and pressing questions, whether we are evaluating a pilot program or assessing a new intervention. We also provide specialized technical assistance to support local evaluators, community organizations, and agencies so they can document, improve, and sustain their services.

Working in schools, clinics, or communities, we understand the importance of involving the communities and audiences we serve in framing and contributing to our evaluation activities.

Experts

Annie Alcid
Deputy Chief of Party
Jennifer Allison
Director, Children’s Safety Network
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Jim Diamond
Senior Research Associate
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Senior Research Associate
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
Bertha Gorham photo
Evaluator
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Research Scientist
Heidi Kar staff portait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Ashley Lewis Presser staff photo
Research Scientist
Daniel Light staff portrait
Research Scientist
Brian Lord staff portrait
Principal Research Scientist
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
June Mark
Managing Project Director
Wendy Martin staff portrait
Research Scientist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Director, Health and Human Development Division
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Sarah Ryan Staff Photo
Senior Research Associate
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Katherine Shields staff profile photo
Senior Research Associate
Erin Smith
Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Maria Valenti
Community Psychologist
Jim Vetter
Associate Director
EDC's Jessica Young staff portrait
Research Scientist
Jacqueline Zweig staff photo
Research Scientist

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on evaluation. To see more, visit our Resources section.
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Drawing on a decade of research, EDC analyzed the impact of partnerships among early childhood education programs on the accessibility and quality of services for young children—particularly childr

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This report summarizes the results of a review, conducted by external experts, of the quality and content of the Out-of-School Literacy Assessment (OLA).

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This data brief from the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) describes some of the steps being taken by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and T

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This toolkit was developed for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership.

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This report presents key findings and lessons learned from the Garissa Youth and Yes Youth Can! North Eastern Region projects.

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This final report summarizes the evaluation of the impact of EDC’s Early Childhood Caregiver Professional Development and Certification Program in Rwanda.

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Written for program directors, program managers, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to re

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This website contains information about the Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA), a reading assessment administered one-on-one to youth and adults that was developed by EDC.

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This paper presents EDC’s findings from the case studies of three National Science Foundation-funded STEM projects involving successful youth co-design team activities.

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In this study, EDC and SRI researchers explored how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, noncommercial media can benefit young children’s learning, especially those growing up