Research & Evaluation Services

Our team’s expertise spans a wide variety of topic areas. Need support with early childhood education, education policy, or educator evaluation? How about curriculum and instruction, formative assessment, RTI, or school accountability? Partner with our seasoned experts to get started on the path to achieving your goals.

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  1. Comprehensive literature reviews

    Comprehensive literature reviews

    We follow a five-step process to systematically review available literature on the impact of policy and instructionally relevant interventions. This process can be applied to any interest area for your organization and yields a report that summarizes the impact.
  2. Consultation on evaluation systems for teacher and leader effectiveness and school accountability

    Consultation on evaluation systems for teacher and leader effectiveness and school accountability

    Marzano Research staff have experience codeveloping student achievement models for states and districts. We facilitated a process with South Dakota to help them determine how to incorporate student growth in their school accountability system and select a growth model that meets the unique needs of their state.
  3. Creation of logic models and performance indicators

    Creation of logic models and performance indicators

    Marzano Research associates have expertise in working with stakeholders to develop logic models for programs or interventions. This work includes identification of program inputs, outputs, and short- and long-term intended outcomes.
  4. Development of evaluation plans for grant proposals

    Development of evaluation plans for grant proposals

    We’ve drafted and submitted grant proposals for the Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and state departments of education.
  5. Formative and summative program evaluation

    Formative and summative program evaluation

    We can help conduct a formative and summative evaluation of programs. This work includes evaluation activities designed to track program implementation and outcomes and gathering data to inform ongoing program improvement.
  6. Implementation of experimental and quasi-experimental designs

    Implementation of experimental and quasi-experimental designs

    Our researchers have experience developing and conducting studies that use a cluster randomized trial to examine the efficacy of vocabulary programs for student vocabulary and reading comprehension.
  7. Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis

    Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis

    The Marzano Research team has experience organizing focus groups with parents of students attending bilingual charter schools, as well as holding cognitive interviews to develop survey items consistently understood by respondents for multiple studies.
  8. Survey development and administration

    Survey development and administration

    Our researchers have honed a survey-development system that yields psychometrically sound tools which gather information of interest for you and your organization. We’ve distributed and gathered information from surveys for hundreds of educators across multiple states.
  9. Synthesis and analysis of data from multiple sources

    Synthesis and analysis of data from multiple sources

    We partnered with the Colorado Department of Education to determine validity evidence for educator evaluation systems. This involved synthesis and analysis of data from multiple sources, including literature, state websites, and materials related to evaluation systems, interviews, and national databases.