Formative and Developmental Evaluation

We conduct robust qualitative research and provide actionable and timely feedback to improve implementation and foster continuous improvement.

Core methodologies include:

  • In-depth site visits
  • Focus groups
  • Structured interviews
  • Survey development and administration

Summative Evaluation

We conduct impact analyses to meet the highest standards of rigor as defined by the What Works Clearinghouse (U.S. Department of Education) and the Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (U.S. Department of Labor).

Core methodologies include:

  • Multi-site and single-site Randomized Controlled Trials (Experimental Design)
  • Propensity Score Modeling (Quasi-Experimental Design)
  • Longitudinal analysis of large-scale administrative data (Regression Analysis, Descriptive Outcomes)

Strategic Advising and Facilitation

We are action-oriented strategic thinkers and skilled facilitators who listen with a keen ear to client’s needs and provide honest feedback to guide program and initiative deign and execution.

Core approaches include:

  • Theory of Change
  • Logic Model
  • Data Collection and Metric Development
  • Action Planning



  • We specialize in college access and success, including workforce education and training. We are committed to closing equity gaps by improving opportunities and outcomes for students of color and low-income students.
  • We understand college and university systems and have experience with the broad diversity of higher education institutions, having worked with more than 100 two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities.
  • We regularly engage with national intermediaries and private foundations working on the college completion agenda through institution-level, system-level, and policy-driven strategies.
  • We are flexible and creative with our clients – balancing rigor, objectivity, and independence of our engagement with clients’ real-world organizational and policy dynamics that inform their needs and priorities.