We are excited to begin work on the following projects in 2023.
Rhonda Weiss Center for Accessible IDEA Data
Serve as the external evaluator for the Rhonda Weiss Center for Accessible IDEA Data, a five-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, to increase equitable access to data through three tiers of technical assistance, knowledge development activities, and the design of an innovative software solution.
Standardizing AEM-Related Data
Evaluate a supplemental project on Standardizing AEM-Related Data, led by the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) and AEM Education Services and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, to help state and local education agencies identify and define data elements for collection, and to use the collected data to answer policy questions related to accessible education materials and technologies.
State of Massachusetts IEP Improvement Project
Work with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to finalize resources and support local education agencies, approved special schools, and collaboratives in their implementation to achieve the goals of the State of Massachusetts IEP Improvement Project (i.e., to reduce inequities in education and improve outcomes for all students with disabilities).
Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellowship Program
Conduct a mixed methods formative and summative evaluation of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellowship Program which, through post-doctoral fellowship awards, seeks to improve the understanding and treatment of child and adolescent ADHD and depression, and to improve access to mental health care for children and their families.
Center for Learner Equity
Conduct a retrospective impact evaluation of the Center’s past and current partnerships with policymakers, education leaders, and advocates to ensure that students with disabilities have equitable access to high-quality public education.