Our Evaluation Services
TEG has nearly 20 years of experience in evaluating large federal, state, and foundation grant programs. We help programs articulate their underlying theory; design evaluations that maximizes results without overburdening staff; identify and develop suitable instruments; create data management and collection systems that match performance requirements; analyze data using appropriate statistical techniques; and tailor our reporting to our customer's needs.
The Evaluation Group’s (TEG) staff includes onsite assessment staff, data analysts, and technology specialists and is highly knowledgeable in the following areas:
- Creating and using logic models to plan, implement, and evaluate programs
- Developing quantitatively-based instruments, including surveys, checklists, and observation protocols
- Using qualitative methods, such as key informant interviews and focus groups
- Creating data collection systems and online data collection templates that match our customers' performance requirements
- Analyzing quantitative data using statistical methods including univariate, bi-variate, and multivariate techniques.
- Tailoring reports to stakeholder needs
- Triangulating information from a variety of qualitative and quantitative data sources to produce results that are credible and based on a convergence evidence
TEG has over 20 years’ experience in evaluating more than 160 large federal, state, foundation, and corporate grant programs, as well as numerous other education-related grant programs, including:
- Smaller Learning Communities
- Early Reading First
- Teaching American History
- School-based Mentoring
- 21st Century Afterschool Programs
- Teacher Quality Partnerships
- Full Service Community Schools
- Advanced Placement Incentives
- Early Learning Community-based Partnerships
To ensure valid, timely, and efficient evaluations, TEG makes use of on-line survey technology; web-based data collection, management and analysis programs, optical mark recognition software to scan and score, and report information from hard-copy surveys; and sophisticated software packages for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.