The evaluation mission of CEDER provides support to U-M central administration, campus units, individual researchers, and community-based educators for evaluation or technical assistance related to education programs and research. Related to the evaluation strand is a research strand focused on conducting expert research on education practice at multiple levels and in multiple sites. SOE faculty members already engage in multiple forms of practice-based education research.

Evaluation Project Examples

The mission of the Leadership Development and Community Engagement Program is to challenge and develop student-athlete leaders, change thought
CEDER designs and administers surveys and focus groups and analyzes the resulting data to help assess the SOE's Teaching & Learning Exploratory TeachLivE™ Lab.
CEDER is collecting and processing data from focus groups, surveys, reports and reviews, summaries, curricular materials, and both quantitative and qualitative evaluations in order to evaluate the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program.
The Preparation Initiative partners with CEDER to evaluate the impact of its educational programs of U-M students college and professional careers.

Our evaluation services

Clients may contract with CEDER as a part of the grant process, after being awarded a grant or through a fee for service arrangement. CEDER offers the following evaluation services to clients:

  • Logic modeling/theory development
  • Proposal writing
  • Evaluation design, including process and outcome evaluations
  • IRB application
  • Survey and interview protocol design
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Report writing
  • Dashboarding
  • Full-scale evaluation design and administration including all of the above

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University of Michigan – School of Education
Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research
610 East University Ave, Suite 1033
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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