As of October 1, 2014, ERA is excited to announce that we have joined the Education Development Center (EDC)’s Research, Evaluation and Policy unit within the Learning and Teaching Division. After 10 years of offering our clients valuable research and evaluation services, particularly in STEM education, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our offerings and connect with like-minded colleagues at EDC. The team continues to seek new projects and opportunities to help program staff better understand what works, why, and under what circumstances. Please contact Dr. Vicky Coulon for further information about this transition or if you are in need of research and evaluation services.
Evaluation & Research Associates (ERA) specializes in the evaluation of programs supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) equity, informal and formal education, and teacher professional development, and conducts research related to those content areas. We collaborate with clients to measure results, report outcomes, inform decision-making, and increase program success.
Utilization-focused: Ensure the evaluation is useful for its desired purpose
Outcomes-based: Examine participant knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to identify what components are effective in achieving outcomes
Capacity Building: Facilitate the increase of clients’ evaluation skills
Participatory: Work collaboratively to design and implement an evaluation that is tailored to client and stakeholder needs