The CRESS Center pursues collaborative research, based on the
understanding that critical knowledge is generated at the nexus
of theory and practice. We provide evaluation services to
university faculty as well as regional education and
community-based agencies conducting research or providing
programs with an education connection. We also provide small
incentive grants for faculty to collaborate with school
practitioners on research of mutual interest, and publish
findings from our action research projects.
What We Do
The Center for Education and Evaluation Services (CEES) is a
full-service program evaluation center. We approach our work with
all clients as a partnership, working collaboratively to identify
the best methods for evaluating program processes, outcomes and
impact. Our services range from consultation and advising to
complete program evaluations, including study design, data
analysis, and report preparation.
CEES addresses education-related issues in a variety of
fields. Our projects include impact evaluations for large
state-wide education initiatives for the Department of Education,
external evaluations for university-based projects funded by
federal agencies, and impact studies for non-profits. We have
evaluated many teacher professional development projects, after
school initiatives, and interdisciplinary collaborations.