Our team includes evaluators, content experts, and statisticians. We work across numerous content areas: PreK-16 curriculum development, teacher professional development, literacy, STEM/STEAM, college and career readiness, school improvement, social emotional learning, gifted education, and post-secondary education. We apply valid and reliable processes to collect information in school-based and informal learning settings. Our team is experienced in collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data using online data collection, surveys, site visits, focus groups, and review of existing information and documentation.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Evaluation
The current educational environment promotes the importance of STEM learning. Our work with projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the US Department of Education (US DoE) positions us to support your STEM efforts. We focus on curriculum development and teacher professional development based on state content standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our team is familiar with assessment of STEM learning and attitudes towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from elementary through post-secondary educational settings.
Evaluations for Businesses, Foundations and Not-for-profit Organizations
Is your strategy effective? Are your programs having an impact? With our experience evaluating large initiatives as well as local projects, we will help you answer these questions. The Censeo Group team can support a variety of stakeholders – program officers, staff, grant recipients, board members – gain insight from the evaluation process.
Many large funding organizations, such as the National Science Foundation, distinguish evaluation from research in their grant requirements. Our team has experience specifically with research requirements – developing rigorous research designs and collecting, managing, analyzing, and reporting qualitative and quantitative data. We can help you design and implement a research study.
The lifeline of the nonprofit world is the grant proposal. Our consultants are skilled in identifying and responding to requests for proposals (RFPs). We analyze RFPs for proposal and text requirements and identify criteria for evaluation. During our proposal development process we conduct research and literature review; create an evaluation plan for new or existing programs; develop, rewrite, and edit the grant narrative to align with grant requirements. Our team can be brought on for the full proposal or specific aspects, such as drafting the measurement and evaluation (M&E) framework.
Reports and Publications
When the world needs to know what you do, let us help you write and edit your reports and publications. Our editor has more than 30 years of experience in the field of communications, with more than 10 years of experience with Censeo Group.
Training and Meeting Facilitation
While technical assistance is often provided within an evaluation project, Censeo Group consultants can provide targeted technical assistance such as facilitating meetings and learning events, training staff in evaluation techniques, and providing professional development.