Rockman et al frequently serves as external evaluator for multi-year projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education which are designed to drive whole-school reform and measurable gains in student achievement. The substantial investment in these projects means they require rigorous evaluations to assess evidence of impact, working with complex data sets, and analyses that examine the critical links between implementation and impact. Evidence to document and inform implementation throughout the life of the grant are also often components of our evaluations.
Rockman has a long history of studying how technology can inspire teachers, engage students, and enhance learning. From the introduction of technology into schools, to the advent of portable devices and one-to-one computing, Rockman has studied what characterizes and sustains effective use of technology in K12 schools.
Whether gauging the impact of broad-based reform initiatives or examining the use of innovative technology tools, we have looked at the context of implementation:
- the school leadership needed to spearhead changes;
- the training and conditions that give teachers the skills, comfort, support, and collaboration opportunities needed to develop lessons and integrate technology into practice; and
- the value of engaging the larger school community in the efforts.
Selected examples of our federally-funded, external evaluations of K12 school initiatives are provided below. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project with you and to provide you with more information about our tailored services. Please Contact Us to schedule a free 30-minute Q&A session with a consultant.