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Center for Education Innovation, Evaluation, and Research

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Empowering Education, Transforming Futures:
Innovate, Evaluate, Demonstrate with Data-Driven Solutions and Collaborative Partnerships

The Center leverages data-driven insights to assist school districts in developing programs, allocating resources, and implementing best practices. Grounded in research, our work emphasizes collaborative partnerships to build the capacity of educators, schools, and school districts to implement best practices to optimize student outcomes. 

Our motto “Innovating Practice, Evaluating Impact, Demonstrating Success” highlights our services of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, program and project evaluation, teacher recruitment and retention, educator-driven equitable systemic change, and grant writing.

What We Offer

Data Analysis

  • Interactive online dashboards highlighting progress toward LPGTs
  • Development, facilitation, and analysis of:
    • Surveys
    • Focus groups
    • Empathy interviews
  • Strategic Planning
  • Written reports and presentations to stakeholders

Program Evaluation

  • Needs assessment
  • Data collection
  • Analysis
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Recommendations
  • Continuous improvement
  • Benchmarking
  • Progress monitoring
  • Capacity building


Community Engagement

  • Alignment with Integrated Guidance
  • Development, facilitation, and analysis of:
    • Surveys
    • Focus groups
    • Empathy interviews
  • Analyzing and reporting results
  • Written reports and presentations to stakeholders

Data Coaching

  • Assist in implementation of school/district level data teams
  • Provide guidelines on conducting data team meetings
  • Provide assistance in:
    • Identifying areas of challenge
    • Implementing change
    • Measuring progress
    • Evaluating effectiveness of change
  • Collaboration with ODS

Grant Writing

  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Co-development of grant proposal and budgeting
  • Co-development of measurable metrics
  • Alignment with district goals
  • Measurable outcomes
  • Submittal assistance
  • Assistance with establishing project/program once funding awarded
  • More information

Teacher Recruitment

  • Collaborate with WESD school districts to address educator workforce needs
  • Connect with aspiring candidates to provide individualized guidance and support
  • Partner with district HR offices
  • Provide bilingual supports 

Teacher Retention

Equitable Systemic Change

  • Professional learning opportunities
  • District Design Teams to research and address problems of practice centered on equity
  • High-quality, educator-driven, culturally responsive systems of support

🙋‍♀️ Meet the Team!