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|Thursday, 24 February 2005|
The Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE), housed at
UNC-Greensboro, is functioning as the NC-PIMS project evaluation team.
From the CERE website:
The Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro provides educational research, development, and evaluation services to public and private agencies, including school systems, state education agencies, testing organizations, private foundations, and corporations. Since its inception in 1980, the CERE personnel have conducted research and evaluation studies supported by grants and contracts valued in excess of $2.5 million.
The Center is capable of delivering a broad range of technical, analytic, and consultative research services. Center personnel have expertise in psychometrics; educational testing; survey research methodology; student, teacher and administrator assessment; planning, program development, and assessment in higher education, school psychology, special education, and social services; school curriculum development; and evaluation of inter-group relations in organizational settings.
Evaluation team members:
Deb Bartz, ABD, Project Coordinator
Dr. Terry Ackerman, Principal Investigator for the Evaluation
Our evaluation philosophy:
Our evaluation philosophy lies in a collaborative approach where we intend to assist program planners, developers, and implementers make sense of multiple sources of data for program improvement. We believe that when data and information sources are used appropriately, decisions can and should be made based on empirical evidence, nor opinion or ideology. Our faculty and staff seek to collect the highest quality of data by including the stakeholders in decisions concerning research and/or evaluative questions and using methods of triangulation to ensure adequate coverage of possible information sources and insight.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 19 August 2005 )|