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Program Evaluations

Edstar Analytics, Inc.®, is a woman and minority-owned small business with extensive expertise in conducting both research projects and program evaluations. Our senior staff have graduate degrees in statistics, mathematics, and computer science and have published widely in peer-reviewed journals. We have experience creating surveys, conducting focus groups, designing data collection, and writing outcome reports.  We know education data, and we know how to communicate quantitative results to non-technical audiences.   Our staff has completed CITI training and have formal policies for handling confidential data consistent with federal FERPA laws.
Standard Data Collection 

Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis

 

Accountability Reports

Formative Feedback 

Providing both respected national leadership in teacher education and trusted evaluation services, President of EDSTAR Analytics, Dr. Lee V. Stiff and CEO, Dr. Janet Johnson, are well-qualified to implement an accountability framework to support continuous improvement and document the effectiveness of the programs and practices.

Programs we have evaluated

GEAR UP

Department of Education

Healthy Start

Department of Health and Human Services

Magnet Schools Assistance Program

Department of Education

OPTIMUM

National Science Foundation

NC DPI Dropout Prevention

Department of Public Instruction

University Programs

NCSU, UNC Pembroke, Science House, A&T, UNCG, Saint Augustine, Friday institute

School Counseling Grants

Department of Education

Safe and Drug Free Schools

Department of Education

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

National Science Foundation (ITEST)

Transition to Teaching

Department of Education

Burroughs Wellcome Fund SSEP grants

BWF

Smaller Learning Communities

Department of Education

NC DJJDP Support Our Students

North Carolina Departments of Juvenile Justice

Enhancing Education Through Technology

Department of Education

Photonics

National Science Foundation

NOYCE PreP

National Science Foundation

Alternatives to Suspension

Department or Education

Safe and Drug Free Schools

Department of Education

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Department of Education

SmartStart

North Carolina Partnership for Children

Math Science Partnership

Department of Education

Non-Profits

Methodist Home for Children, United Way, CEO, HNL Institute

Publications

White, C. C., & Johnson, J. (2018). Change management in K-12 education for data-driven decisions: Moving from professional judgment to evidence. In E. G. Mense & M. Crain- Dorough (Eds.), Data leadership for K-12 schools in a time of accountability (1st ed., pp. 54–74). Hershey, PA: IGI Global, Information Science Reference. Retrieved from Book.

Publications

Stiff, L. V. & Johnson, J. L. (2011). Mathematical reasoning and sense making begins with the opportunity to learn. In M. E. Strutchens & J. R. Quander (Eds.), Focus in high school mathematics: Fostering reasoning and sense making for all students. Reston: Va.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Presentations

Dr. Janet Johnson, EDSTAR Analytics, Mr. Keith Sutton, Chairman, Wake County Board of Education, Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., Assistant Superintendent Wake County Public Schools. The Inequity in Education of the African American Male, Social Equity Leadership Conference. June 2013

Publications

Sparks, E., Johnson, J, Akos, (2010). Using Data to Target Dropout Prevention Efforts. Educational Leadership. Februrary, 2010.

Publications

Spires, Hiller, Lee, John,Turner, Kim, Johnson, Janet (2008). Having Our Say: Middle Grade Student Perspectives on School, Technologies, and Academic Engagement. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. Volume 40. Number 4.

Publications

Johnson, Janet L., Carruthers, William L., Campbell, Bernice V. (2007). Building Capacity in Faith-Based Organizations and Community-Based Organizations. National Grants Management Journal, Volume 14, Number 2, Winter 2007.

Publications

Sparks, Eric, Johnson, Janet L., Effective Strategies for Supporting Long-Term Suspended Students. AERA.  Division H First Place Outstanding Instructional Research. 2006

Publications

Johnson, Janet L, Olsen, Donna . Effective After-School Program Practices: Project SOAR. Raleigh, NC Wake County Public Schools. AERA. AERA Division H Outstanding Research Summary. 2004

Data Analysis and Reporting

We produce technical reports required for accountability to funders and also provide infographics and data dashboards to be used by program staff for decision making and for reporting to stakeholders.  We create presentations for our clients to use to communicate results to their stakeholders, and at professional conferences.  We often help our clients write articles describing the best practices that have been documented. Some examples follow.

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