University Centers

The following academic Centers and Institutes focus a significant portion of their work in the area of evaluation. 

Name: Brown School Evaluation Center
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Scope: Program Evaluation; Needs Assessments; Evaluation Planning; Data Collection and Analysis; Communication of Data; Evaluation Training & Technical Assistance; Strategy Development
Content: Services, Trainings, Projects, Products, Resources, News & Calendar, About Us


Name: Center for Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (CEEE)
Institution: California State University, Long Beach 
Scope: Formative and summative program evaluation. Areas of Focus include higher education, STEM, and programs serving underrepresented populations
Content: Description of Center, staff, faculty, projects, clients 


Name: Center for Evaluation, Policy, & Research (CEPR)
Institution: Indiana University
Scope: Program evaluation, policy analysis, and research that address real-world problems across multiple academic disciplines and sectors
Content: About CEPR, Services Provided (outcome and impact program evaluation; applied research collaboration; mixed methods, qualitative, and quantitative data collection and analyses; technical assistance; needs assessments and audits; presentations and reports), Publications


Name: Center for Social Research Methods
Institution: Cornell University
Scope: Focus on applied social research methods
Content: Papers, links, course resources, online textbook, extensive resources

Name: Center for At-Risk Children’s Services (CACS)
Institution: University Of Nebraska/Lincoln
Scope: Providing customized evaluation solutions to schools and social service agencies, with a focus on school-based services and prevention programs
Content: Services provided, Project descriptions, Teacher and Parent Links, Staff experience

Name: Center for Business Performance (CBP)
Institution: Cranfield School of Management (UK)
Scope: Performance Management and Management Research
Content: Project Descriptions, Output, Courses


Name: Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE)
Institution: University of Mississippi 
Scope: Conduct evaluation on a variety of areas within academia and outside of academia. 
Content: Surveys, Professional Development Opportunities for Researchers, Evaluation Reports

Name: Center for Evaluation Research and Methodology (CERM)
Institution: Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies
Funding: Range of government, private, and individual sources 
Scope: Advance research on the effectiveness of social programs and policy
Content: Bibliography of CERM Publications, Description of center and personnel

Name: Center for Program Evaluation
Institution: University of Melbourne, Australia 
Scope: Academic department and evaluation center
Content: Course descriptions, project descriptions, publications/reports


Name: Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS) 
Institution: Montclair State University 
Scope: Partners with organizations and scholars to plan, strengthen and sustain programs and services in education, health and human services 
Content: Evaluation, applied research, program planning, training and capacity-building services for institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, state and municipal agencies, school districts and foundations


Name: Centre for the Advancement of Measurement, Evaluation, Research & Assessment
University of Toronto
Scope: Fosters research and development in applied measurement, program evaluation, research methods and assessment of individuals
Content: Creates opportunities for collaboration on research and development; sponsors workshops, symposiums and seminars on methodological issues of current interest

Name: Evaluation, Assessment, and Policy Connections
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Scope: Evaluation, training, and technical assistance in evaluation, assessment, and strategic planning
Content: Information on EvAP projects, staff, and training opportunities

Name: The Evaluation Center
Institution: Western Michigan University 
Scope: Advancing the theory and practice of program, personnel, and student/constituent evaluation, as applied primarily to education and human services
Content: Extensive links, Project descriptions, Publications/reports, Checklist project, Directory of Evaluators, Glossaries

Name: Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)
Institution: Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Scope: Supporting and evaluating programs for children, families, and communities
Content: Info on HRFP Projects, Reports, Case Studies for Classroom
Use, Evaluation Exchange Newsletter 

Name: Institute for Assessment and Evaluation
Institution: The University of Tennessee
Scope: Evaluation, Assessment, Professional Development, Test Development, Graduate Program in Assessment and Evaluation
Content: Services provided, Graduate program description, project descriptions, training opportunities, faculty bios

Name: Institute for Governmental Service and Research
Institution: University of Maryland, College Park
Scope: Program evaluation and model-building for the Maryland Judiciary: juvenile justice, drug courts, mental health courts, alternative dispute resolution, truancy interventions
Content: About IGSR, reports & publications, SMART record-tracking services, Academy courses

Name: Institute of Organizational and Program Evaluation
Institution: Claremont Graduate University
Scope: Program Development; Program Evaluation; Needs Assessments; Organization Effectiveness Research, Logic Model & Program Theory Consultation
Content: Services provided, Leadership, Links

Name: Iowa Center for Evaluation Research
Institution: University of Iowa
Scope: Public health program evaluation
Content: Evaluations of public health initiatives, training and educational programs

Name: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
Institution: University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Funding: US Dept of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement 
Scope: Evaluation and research related to educational testing in
K-12 schools
Content: Links, Example Rubrics, CRESST Reports, Articles on testing, Ask the expert option

Name: Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services
Institution: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Scope: Program Evaluation; Culturally Responsive and EDI-Focused Evaluation; STEM-Focused Evaluation (SPEL); Evaluation Planning; Assessment and Measurement; Research Consulting; Data Collection and Analysis; Communication of Findings; Evaluation Training & Capacity Building; 
Content: Welcome, About Us, Capabilities, Projects and Partners, Contact Us

Name: Office of Evaluation
Institution: University of New Mexico 
Scope: Public health program evaluations, especially in multi-cultural populations
Content: Descriptions of projects & staff

Name: Program Development and Evaluation Unit
Institution: University of Wisconsin
Scope: Extension program development and evaluation
Content: Guides and extensive materials, Course listings,
Project information

Name: Program Evaluation Research Group (PERG)
Institution: Lesley University
Scope: Public education and conducting evaluation research
Content: About PERG, bibliography of PERG publications

Name: The Evaluation Group
Institution: Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), University of Minnesota
Scope: Evaluation services for programs and organizations that serve people with disabilities and other special needs
Content: Services and Approach, Staff, Projects, Contact Us

Name:The Social Research and Evaluation Center (SREC)
Institution: Louisiana State University
Scope: Provides evaluation and research, data and analytic support, and training and outreach for a variety of partners in the areas of education, health and wellbeing, public safety, and the community.
Content: SREC’s mission, team member bios, areas of impact, research and services, projects, clients and partners, and contact information

Name: Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center (WYSAC)
Institution: University of Wyoming
Scope: applied social science research, program evaluation, survey design and administration, and information technology.
Content:Reports, fact sheets, Interactive data projects, online systems and websites.