K-12 Education

CER K_12CER has evaluated over 200 school-based programs. CER staff have served in a variety of roles such as superintendents, principals, teachers, and program directors. CER staff have served in several accreditation and school improvement initiatives. Dr. Matthew Russell and Dr. Thomas Forbes have also served as graduate level faculty in schools of education. This firsthand knowledge of how K-12 schools work is reflected in evaluations and research studies that are useful and ultimately leads to positive outcomes for students.

A major focus of CER’s work has been with low-performing, at-risk student populations. CER is currently participating in the state-wide evaluations of programs targeting English language learners, migrant, and low-income families. CER evaluation findings are being used by policy makers to re-focus resources on making a difference for students, schools, and districts.

Why CER?

Math and Science: CER staff have created comprehensive evaluation systems for math and science including grade level assessments, an online database and management system, and a continuous improvement/feedback process.

Why CER?

History: CER is one of the largest evaluators of history and social study programs in the nation. Innovative approaches include the use of content assessments, surveys, and observational protocols.

Why CER?

Reading and Language Arts: CER helps schools improve their reading and language arts program by providing evidence-based solutions.

Why CER?

CER is evaluating both local and state programs targeting English learners and migrant students. CER has bilingual staff.