The STEM Center can help you assess and strengthen your program. We provide rigorous, high quality evaluation services that are customized to best serve your project’s unique needs. Our team has extensive experience designing and conducting research and evaluations with a wide variety of clients, including PreK-12 school systems, higher education, non-profit organizations, corporations, and government agencies. Our evaluation approach is highly participatory in order to provide meaningful, actionable information. We collaborate with school administrators, project managers, staff, and key stakeholders to help shape the evaluation, inform data collection methods, and effectively use findings for program improvement. Below are examples of services service packages we can customize to measure and enhance your project’s development, implementation, outcomes, and impact.
Schools and School Districts
Education, Outreach and Professional Development Programs
Formative and summative evaluation design and implementation
Rigorous research design and assessment
Logic model development
Development of evaluation sections for grant proposals
Quantitative and qualitative data collection tool development
Survey design and administration
Focus group facilitation
Key stakeholder interview facilitation
Document and data review and assessment
Independent Review Panel convening and facilitation
Database development and data management
Univariate and multivariate analyses
Content analyses of qualitative data
Report development and presentation
Evaluation-related training and capacity building
Assistant Director of Project Evaluation Services
Lisa Garbrecht, Ph.D.
Dr. Garbrecht is an educational psychologist with over 18 years of experience as an external evaluator and researcher on numerous education-related projects funded by national, state, and local organizations. She has particular expertise in designing formative and summative evaluation plans; developing, implementing, and analyzing data from quantitative and qualitative data collection methods; and, reporting detailed findings to inform future program efforts, share program outcomes and impacts to a variety of audiences, and for program application in other contexts. Dr. Garbrecht has taught in the Colleges of Education at the University of California, Irvine and at Arizona State University.