Goals

  • Grow its international consortium of researchers and evaluators with a diverse set of cultural viewpoints and social backgrounds to provide professional development training in evaluation principles and methods, as well as data-driven and evidence-based decision making, to schools school districts, and social service agencies.
  • Develop short courses and curriculum materials for professionals concerned with learning more about culturally responsive evaluation and assessment.
  • Seek contracts and grants (congruent with its mission) with public and private entities to provide evaluation services.
  • Conduct and disseminate research on the theory and practice of culturally responsive evaluation and assessment.
  • Offer instruction in the theory, methodology, and techniques of evaluation and assessment in culturally diverse contexts for doctoral students in all education-related fields and serve as an applied training ground for students seeking to develop expertise in the use of empirical methods in educational research, evaluation, and policy.
  • Contracts for applied research in service to local, state, federal, and private agencies: The Center will generate revenue and serve the public by selectively seeking contracts (congruent with its mission) with public and private entities to provide evaluation services.
  • Conduct and disseminate research on the theory and practice of culturally responsive evaluation and assessment. An increasing number of perspectives have evolved regarding culturally responsive evaluation and assessment. The Center will cultivate and refine its interdisciplinary approach by including scholars in education policy, community psychology, mental health, and social services.