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Evaluation Services

CEED’s approach to evaluation is client-centered and adheres to the highest research standards and data management strategies to benefit young children and those who care for them. CEED provides a credible and objective source for determining program effectiveness through external program evaluations.

CEED has conducted rigorous program evaluations for Federal and State agencies, private foundations, school districts, and non-profits agencies. Process and outcome evaluations range from specific program elements to large scale multi-site evaluations.

Content expertise offered through CEED’s faculty and researchers includes:

Key Components of CEED Evaluation Services

Evaluation services offered by CEED are driven by project, client, and stakeholder needs and focus on identifying key performance measures to capture program effectiveness:

As a Center tied to the University of Minnesota’s land grant mission--along with long-standing personal and professional commitments to supporting community efforts targeting children birth through age 8--CEED is committed to disseminating findings in accessible, engaging ways to encourage use of findings. Strategies for disseminating findings include interim and annual reports, sharing results through local and national conference presentations, and producing briefing papers, press releases, and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Evaluation Projects to Date

CEED has conducted rigorous program evaluations for Federal and State agencies, private foundations, school districts, and public, non-profit agencies. Process and outcome evaluations range from smaller evaluations of specific program elements to large scale multi-site evaluations. Examples of recent work include:

Evaluation Fees

Evaluation fees are determined in close consultation with clients.

Request Evaluation Services

Use our online Service Request Form to request evaluation services or contact Christopher Watson at 612-625-2898 or watso012@umn.edu.

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