RESEARCH & PROGRAM EVALUATION
Every school and education system has unique strengths, challenges, climates, and stakeholders. Our research and evaluation team centers its efforts on your needs and questions, helping your data better tell your story. Our collaborative approach ensures support at every stage—from co-authoring proposals and evaluation plans, to securing funding, collecting data, and reporting outcomes. By collaboratively analyzing your data in your context, McREL can help you uncover possible origins of your challenges as well as your hidden bright spots. We’ll give you contextually relevant recommendations and practitioner-friendly reports that you can use to develop, evaluate, modify, and sustain your efforts to support high-quality teaching, leading, and learning.
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Our evaluators are highly trained, highly experienced, and solidly grounded in professional standards and evaluation practices. We design our evaluation studies to center on your needs and questions and maximize their usefulness for you. Our collaborative approach includes helping you every step of the way, from developing a clear theory of action and setting solid goals to providing you with practitioner-friendly reports containing keen insight and recommendations you can use to develop strategic plans. Among our many services, we offer support for change initiatives, capacity-building, and external review of grant-funded programs.
Research & Evaluation Services
We help you clarify your questions and identify the best research designs and methodologies to match your needs, context, budget, and schedule. Employing a wide range of techniques, we examine your issue and provide useful, insightful results. Our researchers and evaluators can prepare studies, reports, and technical briefs as well as provide technical assistance and consulting on logic models and theories of action; large-scale studies of federal and state programs; research syntheses and meta-analyses; causal-comparative studies; quasi-experimental studies; rigorous, randomized control trials; and case studies.