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.

Learn about EDC’s work to strengthen early childhood interventions with Continuous Quality Improvement.

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on evaluation. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Reports

This brief provides schools and districts with an overview of a matched-comparison group design and describes how they can use this research method to answer questions about the impacts of educational programs.

Reports

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.

Websites

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.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.

Reports

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

Reports

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).

Reports

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

Reports

This report presents findings from the Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study.

Reports

This qualitatitive study was designed to evaluate the employment and livelihoods status of several groups of participants in the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project after their graduation.

Reports

This study evaluated the work of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) Youth Livelihoods Project in Rwanda to support youth entrepreneurs.  The report presents findings on the effectiveness of AK’s Entrepreneurshi