M and E provides full service research, planning, and assessment and evaluation services in the following areas:
Interviews and Focus Groups
Data Analyses and Reporting
Program Evaluation and Reporting*
On-going/Annual Data Review
Data Dissemination and Marketing
Grant Identification and Development
*Programs which can be evaluated include: NCLB, bilingual/ESL, special education, early childhood education, vocational education, adult education, job training programs, school reform and other commercial programs, technology programs, after school and summer programs, year-round educational programs, professional development programs, voucher programs, charter schools, etc.
All program evaluations include: a team approach involving project staff and staff form M and E, the use of both process (formative) data for interim program improvement purposes, and performance (summative) data for annual program improvement purposes, the use of valid and reliable multiple measures for each program objective, the use of control or comparison groups to assess the impact of objectives related to student performance, and a longitudinal evaluation process.