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Quality Evaluation for Evolving Education

Building on our own and our colleagues' many years of experience in STEM education, TERC Evaluators can help you develop a more effective project, and clearly demonstrate the impact of your work.

What does TERC bring as an Evaluator?

Various Roles: TERC's evaluation work is tailored to meet your specific needs at any project stage:

  • Conducting front-end evaluation to assess the interests and preferences of future learners, or to identify potential obstacles to address in a project
  • Providing formative feedback about an innovation as it is being developed or implemented
  • Offering oversight for complex projects through process evaluation
  • Assessing the impact of a finished (or nearly finished) product or intervention through summative evaluation

Project Support: Throughout a project, we can help you clarify the logic model for your innovation: identifying its core components, and key intended outcomes, goals, and strategies. Once these are clarified, we can develop rigorous and creative ways to gather information to assess them.

Multiple Methods: We use a range of methods in our work including rich, qualitative descriptions of program activities and outcomes, as well as varied quantitative analyses. When appropriate, we also develop and implement experimental and quasi-experimental designs to test impact. Data might come from observations, individual and group interviews, surveys, logs and journals, artifacts, tests and assessments, automatically generated log files or transcripts of online interactions, and existing records and documents.

For more information about TERC's Evaluation services, contact karen_mutch-jones@terc.edu.

SEEC Directors

Jim Hammerman

Karen Mutch-Jones

SEEC Staff

Lindsay Demers

Angela Murphy Gardiner

Audrey Martinez-Gudapakkam

Rachel Hayes

Melissa Leung