Services, Projects, and Clients


Our evaluation, research, and technical assistance services help you learn what is working, improve your program, and share successes

  Censeo Group has provided program evaluation, research, and technical support to over 50 clients. We work with large and small organizations in the United States and abroad.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) Evaluation

Our evaluation team can help you create an evaluation plan for your school-based or after-school STEAM project.



We can support program improvement, measure program outcomes, and generate reports to funders including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes for Health (NIH), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

[/one_third] [two_third_last]Steven’s Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ – NSF Advancing Technology Education (ATE) Adapting Tested Spatial Skills Curriculum to On-line Format for Community College Instruction. McHenry County College, IL – NSF ATE Interface Design and Development for Mobile Devices University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL – NIH-funded SEPA, Project NEURON. Evaluating secondary science curriculum materials and teacher professional development. University of Tennessee- Knoxville, TN – NIH SEPA, PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science among Rural Appalachian Youth. Evaluating curriculum and intervention to increase high school students’ interest in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, and medical (STEMM) careers. The Ohio State University –  NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE), Development and Validation of Assessments for Industry-Valued Professional and Technical Learning Outcomes in Engineering The University of Akron – Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers  (ITEST), Zipping Towards STEM: Integrating Engineering Design into the Middle School Physical Science Curriculum The University of Akron – Ohio Board of Regents Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) Fractions Workshop Kent State University – Ohio Board of Regents Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) Operation Physics and Earth System Science teacher professional development The Cleveland Foundation – SmART in the City, summer arts program EvalSolutions – subcontractor for Illinois Enhancing Education through Technology (EETT)

Case Study Analysis in EETT Program Evaluation 2012 AERA (Paper | Slides)

Evaluating Progress Integrating Technology: Illinois EETT Evaluation Brief 2011

EvalSolutions – subcontractor for Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership (IL MSP)

Understanding State-Level Program Impact in MSP 2010 AEA

Assessing Fidelity and Improving Understanding in MSP 2010 AERA


Post-secondary Access and Success


TEXT [/one_third] [two_third_last]Lumina Foundation – evaluation of Beyond Financial Aid (BFA) Self-Assessment, evaluation of College Access Certification Pilot Project, final year evaluation of KnowHow2Go (KH2GO)

Lessons from a Certification Pilot Project for College Access Providers 2011 Foundation Review

Pilot College Access Certification Project to Inform National Implementation 2009 AEA

CollegeNow– AmeriCorps evaluation Ivy Tech – developmental education College Now Greater Cleveland – High school analysis Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – eLead


Educational Programs and Services

Our team includes content experts in many areas of PreK-16 education.

[one_third]Our evaluators are skilled at creating instruments and processes to collect information from school-based and after-school programs. We apply valid and reliable processes that are least intrusive to staff to collect information using surveys, site visits, focus groups, and review of existing information and documentation. Our team is experienced in collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. [/one_third] [two_third_last]Illinois System of Support (IL SSOS) Case Study Evaluation Martin County, KY – School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG) The University of Akron – eReads Ohio – online teacher professional development

The Quality of Discussion Board Postings in Online Professional Development, 2010 (Paper | Presentation)

New Horizons in Education The Quality of Discussion Board Postings in Online Professional Development, 2009 AEA

Design of Online Teacher Professional Development, 2007

Internet and Higher Education A Descriptive Analysis of Two eLearning Modules 2005 MWERA

Oklahoma State Department of Education –  Statewide evaluation of Oklahoma Reading First

Longitudinal Data Analysis of Oklahoma Reading First

Toledo Public Schools, Columbus Public Schools, Youngstown Public Schools – district Reading First grant evaluation Indiana Department of Education – Indiana Reading First

Evaluation of Indiana Reading First 2004 MWERA

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

IMSA presentation at AEA

Advanced Placement History Project with Elizabeth [/two_third_last]

Gifted Education

[one_third]DESCRIPTION [/one_third] [two_third_last]Ohio Department of Education and Northwestern University – U S Department of Education Javits grant. Identifying Gifted Students – co-author with Steven I Pfeiffer of the Gifted Rating Scales

Identifying gifted students using teacher rating scales: A review 2002 Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

Gifted Rating Scales 2003

Analysis of Standardization Sample of Gifted Rating Scales – Preschool/Kindergarten Form 2007 Roeper Review

Analysis of Standardization Sample of Gifted Rating Scales – School Form 2007 Gifted Child Quarterly

Talent Search and Services for Gifted Students

Talent Search: Student and parent perceptions of out-of-level testing 2003 Journal of Secondary Gifted Education

Medication and counseling histories of gifted students 2003 Journal of Secondary Gifted Education


Networks, Partnerships, and Communities of Practice


[/one_third] [two_third_last]Lumina Foundation –  final year evaluation of KnowHow2Go (KH2GO)

Using a Network Survey in Evaluation: The College Access Network Example 2013 AEA Coffee Break Webinar

Progress toward Transformative Collaboration 2010 AERA

Communities of Practice as Foundation Strategy 2010 AEA

Understanding Effectiveness of Collaboration 2009 AERA

Compact for Higher Education Greater Cleveland – Scan of regional college access systems [/two_third_last]

Nonprofit, Foundation, and Business


[/one_third] [two_third_last]Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Akron, OH Community Design Center of Pittsburgh, PA, Foellinger Foundation, Fort Wayne, IN – Technical Assistance Pilot Project ClinicalRM, Hinckley, OH – Proposal development Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Northeast Ohio Affiliate – Community Scan YWCA Great Lakes Alliance and YWCA Northwest Ohio – evaluation of regional capacity building efforts Greenleaf Book Group, Austin, Texas –  customer satisfaction survey [/two_third_last]

Research on Evaluation and Evaluation Theory


[/one_third] [two_third_last]Evaluation Reporting and Dissemination

2014 and 2015 Dissemination presentations

The Challenge of Writing for Multiple Audiences 2007 OPEG

Improving the Usefulness of External Evaluations in Schools 2008 AEA

American Evaluation Association (AEA) Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group (IC TIG) Survey

Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group: 2004 Industry Survey 2006 New Directions for Evaluation

Evaluation Capacity Building

Integrating Evaluation Capacity Building Strategies into Existing Projects 2006 AEA

Building Evaluation Capacity: Integration of Evaluation and Technical Assistance 2005 AEA

Implementation Fidelity

Measuring Program Implementation: A Tale of Two States 2008 AERA

Measures of Implementation Fidelity for External Evaluators and Program Staff 2008 AEA

Synthesizing Measures of Implementation Fidelity 2008 AEA