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 report presents highlights and findings from EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to 24,355 high school students in 26 Massachusetts communities in 2014.

Toolkits

This informational brochure describes the Quality Measures process, tools, and protocols designed to guide and support the collaborative self-study of principal preparation programs by states, school districts, and their training providers.

Toolkits

This toolkit provides brief summaries of prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on non-medical use of prescription drugs, including an overview of the relevant literature, descriptions of individual studies, and guidelines for using this information to inform prevention planning efforts.

Reports

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) contracted EDC to conduct a statewide evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative.

Reports

This guide provides a conceptual framework, instruments, and tools for designing and implementing youth assessments in developing countries.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains decision-support tools, training and technical assistance tools, archived CAPT webinars, videos, and compiled data sources.

Reports

This brief describes how EDC works with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to support families and enhance early teaching, learning, and health promotion.

Reports

This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.

Reports

EDC conducted a randomized controlled trial in Year 5 of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) project to measure whether, as a result of the project, youth showed a measurable change in employability and employme

Reports

EDC’s systemic equity review framework helps education leaders take a deeper look at inequities in order to understand the complex systems that affect student performance. While equity audits have historically played a role in curriculum assessments and state accountability systems, achievement gaps by race and class persist in U.S. public schools.