A Few of Our Clients and Partners

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Featured Projects

The EDEVAL lab has been working in collaboration with various partners for several years. The list below is not exhaustive, but showcases a mix between current and completed projects.

Strategic Planning Projects:

  • PUSD Strategic Plan Implementation, Progress Monitoring, & Evaluation

  • PUSD 5-Year Strategic Plan Research: This research includes, evidence-based planning, using appreciative inquiry, mixed data collection and analytic methods, and a Bright Spots framework to engage diverse stakeholders in strategy development. Revise mission, vision, and values to align with findings. Set goals and develop implementation plan. Build monitoring and evaluation plan for progress toward goals. Close collaboration with Superintendent, Steering Committee, Cabinet, and School Board.

  • DUSD 5-Year Strategic Plan – completed: This strategic plan involved research- and evidence-based planning, using stakeholder-engaged and evidence-based research and evaluation methods. Strategy development using a Bright Spots framework to engage diverse stakeholders in leveraging District and School strengths to address identified needs. Close collaboration with Superintendent, School Board, and Principals.

  • Pan African Parliament 6-Year Strategic Plan– completed: This strategic plan involved research design and methods, planning, development of theories of action and logic models, institutional capacity-building for implementation and monitoring and evaluation, facilitation of missions, retreats and presentations to Parliamentarians.

  • LAUSD's Beyond the Bell Conceptual Framework for Evaluation – completed: LAUSD's Beyond the BELL is an after-school programs, with over 400 providers. Close collaboration with district and state officials, after-school program providers, and external evaluators to produce a theory-driven and research-based framework to guide policy and practice.

Evaluation Projects:

  • Ready to Rise Annual Process and Outcome Evaluation: Funded by Degrees of Change and College Spark Washington to improve college attainment and community leadership outcomes for low-income students in Washington State. Includes assistance with logic model development and process, outcome, attribution, and return on investment studies.

  • Bright Prospect Academic Outcome Evaluation: A quasi-experimental, mixed methods study of program effect on high school graduation, college attendance, and college persistence outcomes, using a National Student Clearinghouse data on college outcomes, District data on student high school performance and demographics, and survey and focus group data to determine psychosocial outcomes and effective program processes. 

  • El Viento Foundation Annual Process and Outcome Evaluation: Focused on El Viento Foundation’s after-school college-readiness and success program serving at-risk elementary through high school students in the 11th poorest neighborhood in the country. Program Logic Model design, organizational capacity-building for monitoring and evaluation, and mixed methods outcome evaluation.

  • Promise Scholars Annual Process and Outcome Evaluation

  • HHMI Pomona College Summer Undergraduate Research Program Evaluation: Surveys, student and faculty interviews, and course evaluations were used to enhance Pomona College's Summer Undergraduate Research Program in STEM.

  • Pomona College Draper Center’s PAYS Outcome Evaluation – completed: Daper Center's PAY is a program for college success among at-risk high school students. Thier outcome evaluation involved mixed methods, program theory-driven design, including a quasi-experimental and longitudinal study of program outcomes, pre-post survey, and focus groups are used to determine program effectiveness and identify practices that lead to desired outcomes.

  • Longitudinal Study of the Association of Psychosocial & Academic Outcomes – 9th grade through College: This study explores the relationship between psychosocial learning competencies and college readiness and attainment outcomes. Academic motivation, self-regulation and agency, and grit are hypothesized mediators of college success. Matched pairs sampling will compare Bright Prospect participants with non-participants and participants of other college success programs.

  • TEAMES Program Outcome Evaluation – completed: This outcome evaluation included measuring implementation fidelity and outcomes for a new Masters in Applied Mathematics aligned with Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, funded by the US Department of Education. Evaluation reports met with satisfactory reviews four consecutive years.

  • Mother’s Club Summative Evaluation – completed: A study evaluating data systems and overall program effectiveness, with recommendations for program improvement and scale-up, and Phase 2 evaluation plan. Utilized classroom observations, focus group interviews, and quantitative analyses, such as effect size studies, to assess program effectiveness.

International Development:

  • IPDET Evaluation Curriculum

  • Pan African Parliament 6-Year Strategic Plan– completed: Research design and methods, planning, development of theories of action and logic models, institutional capacity-building for implementation and monitoring and evaluation, facilitation of missions, retreats and presentations to Parliamentarians.

Regional Learning Collaboratives:

  • Pomona Regional Learning Collaborative: This collaboration is bringing together educational leaders throughout the region to advance postsecondary attainment for all students, particularly low-income students, through rigorous, evidence-based practices. Members include the Superintendent and Cabinet of Pomona Unified School District, presidents and vice-presidents of colleges and universities in the region, college attainment programs, and regional funders. More information can be found here