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.

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.

Programs We Have Evaluated


Department of Education

Healthy Start

Department of Health and Human Services

Magnet Schools Assistance Program

Department of Education


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


Smaller Learning Communities

Department of Education

NC DJJDP Support Our Students

North Carolina Departments of Juvenile Justice

Enhancing Education Through Technology

Department of Education


National Science Foundation


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


North Carolina Partnership for Children

Math Science Partnership

Department of Education


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