Why Choose SEEC
With a focus solely on STEM education, SEEC’s evaluation work builds on TERC’s extensive experience developing and researching innovative curriculum, technologies, and professional development programs. Our work is on the cutting edge of disciplinary, curricular, instructional, and methodological practices in STEM education.
Various Roles: SEEC's evaluation work is tailored to meet your specific needs at any project stage:
Project Support: Throughout a project, we can help you clarify the logic model for your innovation: identifying its core components, and key intended outcomes, goals, and strategies. Once these are clarified, we can develop rigorous and creative ways to gather information to assess them.
Multiple Methods: We use a range of methods in our work including rich, qualitative descriptions of program activities and outcomes, as well as varied quantitative analyses. When appropriate, we also develop and implement experimental and quasi-experimental designs to test impact. Data might come from observations, individual and group interviews, surveys, logs and journals, artifacts, tests and assessments, automatically generated log files or transcripts of online interactions, and existing records and documents.
"Critical Friends": SEEC Evaluators all have experience working in STEM education. As a result, we can serve as "critical friends" to our clients: we provide thoughtful and relevant feedback based on our own expertise, while maintaining enough distance to identify assumptions and perspectives that might interfere with a rigorous evaluation. We listen carefully to clients, helping them think creatively and offering alternative views, to encourage a generative and collaborative relationship. Our evaluators often work in teams, adding availability and a diversity of perspectives to our work.