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Evaluation

With over two decades of expertise in evaluating the impact of programs designed to improve education, Hezel Associates is familiar with the challenges, decisions, and outcomes associated with improving educational systems and student achievement. Hezel Associates has a long history of working closely with state departments of education, schools, and local education agencies (LEAs) to guide projects through the stages of conceptualization, implementation, and assessment—from proposal writing to reporting. We understand the importance of providing national, state, and local leaders with empirical, objective evidence that can be used to inform current and future programs and services. As skilled researchers and evaluators who work regularly in complex, real-world settings, we know our studies must be dynamic in order to accommodate the changing needs and priorities of our clients and stakeholders.

In conducting external evaluations, Hezel Associates gauges improvement in terms of effectiveness of dissemination and implementation practices, efficacy of learning initiatives, and attainment of desired outcomes. We have conducted program evaluations on a variety of educational services and interventions, focusing on topics such as professional development and staff training, classroom-based instructional strategies, learning communities, instructional coaching and mentoring, and after-school programming. Our evaluation work has included program design, proposal development, performance reporting, front-end evaluations, implementation evaluations, impact evaluations, outcome evaluations, and process-product evaluations.

Our team is adept at providing informative reports targeted at educators at all levels of responsibility, from state-level officials and advisory boards to faculty members at universities, school teachers, and administrators. We are well-acquainted with the reporting requirements associated with programs from a variety of federal agencies. We always adhere to the highest standards established for the evaluation and research profession, and are dedicated to the principles established by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.1

Hezel Associates is an experienced, highly qualified evaluation partner. We look forward to working with you!

 

 


1 Yarbrough, D. B., Shulha, L. M., Hopson, R. K., & Caruthers, F. A. (2011). The program evaluation standards: A guide for evaluators and evaluation users (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.