Our depth of experience in educational evaluation comes from over 14 years of working closely with foundations, non-profits and individual school districts.

We have evaluated numerous federal and state education grants, including over 50 federal Teaching American History grants. Click here for more at our Teaching American History Evaluation page.

Have a question about Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grants? Interested in the Promise Neighborhood program? We are currently working with several clients in order to design and implement the rigorous evaluation needed for these and other major education grants.

Our CEO has presented on "Evaluation: A National Perspective" and "Measuring Teacher and Student Knowledge Gains" at the 2009 and 2006 Teaching American History Project Directors Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. From 21st Century Learning to Ed-Tech grant programs (such as Talent 21 and INCLUDE in New Jersey), we are able to meet the mandated evaluation components of your grant.

GEI has extensive experience measuring the impact and effectiveness of educational initiatives, including:

  • 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants – GEI has designed and evaluated 21st Century grants in multiple states.
  • I3 Innovation grants – GEI is evaluating an I3 Innovation related school-community project (including STEM and afterschool components), and developed the evaluation design for three unique I3 proposals and a Century 21 grant program.
  • School-technology integration grants – GEI is evaluator for Talent 21 challenge grants and developed numerous other pending evaluation designs for technology and learning literacy through library grants.
  • Literacy – GEI is evaluating numerous grants in several states with strong literacy components.
  • Math-technology projects – GEI is evaluator for INCLUDE grant combining math and technology.
  • School-Community Outreach – GEI has evaluated several national community-school youth development initiatives related to safe schools, prevention, mentoring and peer to peer programs funded both by government and by private foundations.
  • Schools Career Development and Entrepreneurship – GEI performed a landmark five year follow-up study of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship high school program.
  • Teaching American History grants – GEI has evaluated more than 50 grants nationwide and tested more than 30,000 students, involving 1000 teachers. Click here for more at our Teaching American History Evaluation page.

Grant Evaluation Inc. will meet your evaluation design challenges and produce clear data, research, and results to provide accountability, improve project outcomes, and document success.

The success of a competitive education grant proposal can hinge upon the quality of your evaluation design and plan. Project evaluation often accounts for a significant portion of a proposal’s competitive rating score and a comprehensive evaluation plan is always a strong asset. The alignment of your goals and objectives with an independent professional evaluation can determine whether your educational grant initiative is funded, continued or expanded.

GEI understands that a lot is at stake in the design and implementation of your project’s evaluation plan. We team with you to develop and implement a rigorous and effective evaluation design that will exceed funding requirements, document project impact, and provide useful data to inform ongoing decision-making and enhance outcomes. Our initial research and evaluation design proposal work only reaps rewards if your initiative is funded, there are no up-front fees.

GEI’s independent and comprehensive evaluation designs have been integrated with the successful grant proposals of school districts and consortia nationwide – resulting in more than $45 million in educational initiative funding!

Education program evaluation requires unique expertise and adaptability. GEI draws on an extensive professional network whose expertise is carefully aligned with your project goals and objectives. CEO Bob Peterson has presented GEI evaluation findings at two national U.S. Department of Education conferences and as a former state director, he established education program RFP, evaluation, and review processes.