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For More Information: Patricia Moore Shaffer, (757) 430-2200 or pshaffer@educationalpolicy.org.

 

EPI Named Evaluator for Milwaukee Public Schools

 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – October 6, 2008 -- The Educational Policy Institute has pre-qualified to provide program evaluation and educational research services for Milwaukee Public Schools in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Public Schools, the thirty-first largest school district in the United States, serves over 87,000 students in 200 schools and employs over 14,000 staff members.

The Educational Policy Institute conducts evaluations of programs at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. This evaluation work includes evaluation design, implementation, and analysis, and includes the development and use of surveys, interviews, focus groups, and data analysis. EPI's work in this field includes both formative and summative evaluations, including impact evaluations to determine the utility of programs and strategies on student learning and progress. EPI's evaluation team includes researchers from around the world, who are matched to specific projects based on prior experience and expertise.

 

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The Educational Policy Institute is an international, non-partisan think-tank with offices in Toronto, Virginia Beach, and Melbourne, Australia. The mission of the Educational Policy Institute is to “expand educational opportunity for low-income and other historically-underrepresented students through high-level research and analysis.” For more information on EPI, visit www.educationalpolicy.org.