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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

  • Surveys
  • Focus Groups
  • District-wide Community Engagement
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Mixed-methods
  • Strategic Planning
  • Communication of results

Program Evaluation

  • Goal definition
  • Data collection
  • Analysis
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Recommendations
  • Communication of results
  • Continuous improvement


Grant Writing

  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Proposal development
  • Budgeting
  • Alignment with district goals
  • Measurable outcomes
  • Collaboration
  • Submission

Data Coaching

  • Assist in implementation and development of school/district level data teams
  • Train teachers and administrators on data team processes
  • Provide guidelines on conducting data team meetings
  • Assist in analyzing student data
  • Offer support in identifying areas of challenge, implementing change, measuring progress, and evaluating effectiveness of implemented processes.

Community Engagement

  • Focus group protocol development
  • Focus group facilitation,
  • Empathy interviews
  • Surveys
  • Analyzing and reporting results 
  • Train district staff in protocols for community engagement

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!