Our utilization-focused evaluation activities focus on initiatives designed to improve pre-K through high school education. These programs span many topics, including multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), co-teaching, mentoring for new special education teachers, tertiary behavior supports, early childhood practices, secondary transition, and integrated statewide systems of professional development for educators. We provide customized, utilization-focused evaluation for each project by employing mixed-methods approaches to measure knowledge gain, improvement in student outcomes, fidelity of implementation, quality of professional development, and other applicable variables.
We collaborate with our clients to write grants, develop logic models and evaluation plans, and enact these evaluation plans focusing on continuous improvement at the state, professional development provider, district, and educator levels. We have drawn on previous research as well as our own experiences to develop, test, and publish measures to assess and promote high-quality professional development and implementation of evidence-based practices. Learn about specific measures under Tools.