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

Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
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
Senior Research Scientist
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
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
A photo of EDC's Loraine Swanson Lucinski
Senior Project Director
June Mark staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Wendy Martin staff portrait
Research Scientist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
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.
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

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

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

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.

Studies

Featuring insights from leading researchers, this brief describes National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 projects that identify strategies to accomplish the following:

Reports

This questionnaire was developed by EDC, with funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, for schools and districts to support student-centered learning (SCL) approaches.

Toolkits

This 10th edition toolkit was developed for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership.

Reports

This final report for the Akazi Kanoze 2 (AK2) project in Rwanda summarizes the project's outcomes and outlines the priorities for sustainability.

Reports

This is the executive summary for the report that describes the results of a randomized controlled study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 workforce development program.

Reports

This brief describes the continuous improvement process and how that process works in educational settings. It features an overview, references, and resources that school and district leaders may find helpful as they seek to integrate continuous improvement cycles into their work to improve teaching and learning.