Evaluation + Research

AEC uses evidence-based approaches to designing and improving all of our programs. We also offer services to help our partners apply evaluative thinking to their own projects.

Evaluation and research have played a significant role in our work from the start, as AEC has conducted original research in the region and examined what others’ research can tell us about effective practice. Since 2012, AEC has committed a full-time staff position to evaluation and worked to build evaluation into all of our core programs in an effort to assess everything from participants’ immediate reactions to long-term impact years later. Recognizing the value of evaluation and reflection in developing effective learning experiences, AEC has partnered with a number of school districts, community organizations, and cultural institutions to build evidence-based approaches into their own work from the early planning stages to evaluating outcomes.

Check out some examples of our evaluation consulting services to see if evaluation could help your organization.

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