OAERS

Clients and Partners

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Center for Supportive Schools (CSS): OAERS has partnered with CSS on numerous proposals for funding pertaining to the Peer Group Connection Program, which provides support to students as they transition into high school. In this partnership, OAERS has developed the methodological plan involving data collection, cluster randomized control trials, data analysis based on hierarchical linear modeling, and the analysis of fidelity of implementation.

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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: OAERS has provided support and consultation in the areas of program evaluation and the evaluation of the psychometric properties of benchmark assessments used by the school district.

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Physicians for Peace: OAERS has provided support and consultation on the evaluation of an educational program for prosthetic and orthotic technicians based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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US Lacrosse: OAERS is in the process of conducting an evaluation of US Lacrosse Coaching Education Programs. This evaluation includes the development of an assessment to measure numerous domains of coaching knowledge and practice, and involves the use of a quasi-experimental study to estimate the effects of the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Programs on these domains.

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SERVE Center: OAERS has provided support and consultation to a variety of projects pertaining to the evaluation of educational programs, data collection, data management, data analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, psychometrics, and latent variable modeling.

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Center for Creative Leadership: OAERS has provided support and consultation pertaining to the study of measurement invariance across language group for assessments used in 360 evaluations. This project involved conducting differential item functioning (DIF) and differential test functioning (DTF) analyses using item response theory (IRT) and odds ratio methods.

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Chatham County Schools: OAERS has provided support and consultation on using data to make decisions about school performance and academic programming.

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National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN): OAERS is in the process of providing support and consultation NCSBN pertaining to assessment development, assessment engineering, and measurement.

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Castle Worldwide: OAERS is collaborating with Castle Worldwide to establish a year-long internship program, whereby an ERM student will work with Castle on a variety of assessment projects. This internship program is supported financially by both Castle and OAERS.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG): OAERS has provided support and consultation pertaining to to the evaluation of UNCG’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). In this role, OAERS oversees the sampling design, data analysis, and associated report writing to inform the effectiveness of the QEP.

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UNCG Instutitute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE): In a co-directed project with the SERVE Center, OAERS is partnering with ICEE to offer the Nonprofit Evaluation Support Project (NESP), which offers nonprofit organizations program evaluation support and capacity building workshops.