When working with district and school leaders and educators, we focus on using data to improve teaching and learning. As former educators, we know the importance of professional development and learning communities that support educators as they learn, innovate, and improve their craft. We train fellow educators to use data to improve student learning.
When working with policy makers, our ultimate goal is to help our clients arrive at desired outcomes. We offer policy analysis that leverages literature reviews and scans, extant data analysis, state population data analysis, document reviews, and interviews with stakeholders. We home in on the factors that help create exemplary public policy.
Research & Evaluation
When working with program developers, universities, and educational improvement organizations, we conduct mixed methods research and evaluation services that draw on our team's experiences as researchers, educators, and policy makers, thus we communicate research findings in an intelligible, useful way.
Analytic Technical Assistance
When working with grantees and evaluators to provide analytic technical assistance, we review evaluation plans, conduct quality reviews, and advise clients on meeting What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) standards. As WWC-certified reviewers and independent researchers, we ensure that study findings answer immediate, internal research questions while also adding to a body of knowledge that will benefit educational systems.