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What kinds of projects does SEEC evaluate?

Our primary field of expertise is STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Recent areas of content emphasis have included:

  • Algebraic thinking
  • Biology and biotechnology education
  • Data and statistics
  • Educational equity
  • Elementary math
  • Environmental and earth science, including climate change
  • Online games and software

We've researched and evaluated programs for children and adults in both formal and informal settings, including:

  • Teacher professional development programs
  • Pre K – University education programs
  • Curricular materials
  • Online courses, games, and other educational software
  • After school programs
  • Adult basic education initiatives
  • Museum exhibits and community programs
What kinds of evaluation work does SEEC do?

TERC's Evaluation Group has experience conducting:

  • Needs assessment
  • Front-end evaluation
  • Process evaluation
  • Formative evaluation
  • External summative evaluation
  • Large scale evaluation research
What organizations' projects and programs has SEEC evaluated?

Many of the programs we evaluate are grant-funded, so the funder is often different from our client-partner. Below we first list our partner-clients, then the external funders. TERC has evaluated programs and projects for:

  • Biotechnology Institute
  • Concord Consortium
  • Connecticut Department of Education
  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana STEM Resource Network
  • KCP Technologies
  • Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd)
  • Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Mississippi State University
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
  • National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • University of Florida
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Individual school districts (various)

These programs have been funded by:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Connecticut Department of Education
  • Knight Foundation
  • Lilly Foundation
  • Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd)
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • NBC
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Labor