Program evaluation

in STEM and Educational Media 

CEG is a woman-owned, small business based in the greater Boston area, performing evaluations for public and private sector clients all over the globe.

OBJECTIVE AND INDEPENDENT

We use a variety of research methods to assess the impact of an initiative, project, or program. The goal of program evaluation can be formative–answering the question, “How can we enhance our initiative to better serve our audience?” Or, the goal can be summative–answering the questions, “Was the program a success, and for whom?” 

Our mission is to use our evaluation expertise to help improve learning outcomes and enhance the quality of life, especially for underserved communities.

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10

YEARS IN BUSINESS

98

PROJECTS

Services

We offer program evaluation services to study the impact of educational programs and products.

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Projects

We evaluate a variety of programs and initiatives designed to enhance learning in children and adults.

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Participants

Our studies include a wide range of people from preschoolers to parents and teachers to engineers.

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Papers

A sample of our papers and publications are available on informalscience.org (external link).

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Educational Media

We evaluate…
  • Science and math TV programs
  • Children’s cartoons
  • Multi-media educational curricula
  • IMAX films
  • Educational videos
  • Educational websites and apps
  • Printed educational books and handbooks

STEM Outreach

We evaluate…
  • Preschool math and science programs
  • Engineering and STEM competitions
  • High school and college engineering career programs
  • Informal STEM education programs in museums, camps and after-school programs
  • Teacher professional development programs
OUR CLIENTS

We work with public and private sector clients

Stakeholders and funders appreciate our independent objectivity to help them decide if they are gaining a return on their investments.

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Click below to see a list of the National Science Foundation grants we have evaluated.

Non-profits

  • American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • The Broad Institute
  • Courageous Parents Network
  • DiscoverE (formerly National Engineers Week Foundation)
  • Education Northwest (Regional Education Laboratory)
  • Erikson Institute
  • The Jim Henson Company
  • Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
  • MIT-Lemelson Program at MIT
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) (Click here to see a list of NSF grants)
  • Oceanic Research Group
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • SRI International
  • WGBH Educational Foundation

For Profits

  • Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare
  • Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • IBM
  • JMH Education Marketing (now CarrotNewYork)
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • MacGillivray Freeman Films
  • Philips Medical Systems
  • QualityMetric, Inc.
  • Synergetics, Incorporated
  • Tenacity Corporation
  • Universal Studios
  • User Interface Design, Germany
 

Multidisciplinary approach

CEG is unique because we take a multi-disciplinary approach to all of our projects. We routinely draw upon our expertise in program evaluation, research methodology, usability and human factors, education, social psychology, and health services research.

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Competitive edge

CEG is certified as a woman-owned enterprise by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office (SDO). More than $240 million of state spending each year is targeted by the SDO to certified minority and women businesses. If you are seeking State contracts and are looking for a competitive edge, please contact us.

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What Our Clients Say

Our clients are educational media producers and educational outreach organizations — from the public and private sectors. Here’s what a few have to say about working with us

“Perhaps the best thing I can say about Christine and CEG is that I don’t look at them as a company that I hire to evaluate my projects, but rather I view CEG as a partner that works with me to develop, implement, understand, and improve my programs. I’ve worked with many evaluation companies over the years and feel that GEG is the best evaluator I’ve ever worked with.”

Thea Sahr
DiscoverE Foundation

“Working with Christine and Concord Evaluation Group has been thoroughly enjoyable. It is such a nice feeling to know that your deliverables will arrive on time and exactly as specified every time. Christine was instrumental in two recent program evaluations that my organization conducted in Massachusetts. She showed tremendous flexibility in a project that never seemed to have a firm schedule; went beyond the call of duty in data collection; and provided thorough, rigorous analyses that I was able to easily incorporate into deliverables to the client.”

Erin Haynes
American Institutes for Research

“My team loves working with Christine and her team. In addition to keeping us updated on the evaluation’s progress at every step of the way, they also are attentive to study participants’ needs and schedules. As a result, they get useful data and make helpful recommendations that enable us to improve future projects.”

Susan Buckey
WGBH boston

Our Awesome Team

Dr. Christine Andrews Paulsen

Founder & President

Welcome to CEG. I started this consulting practice because I wanted to have an impact on society through research and evaluation. I believe that solid research can help determine what works and what doesn’t — whether we’re talking about education or health or any other field. Using research-based evidence to guide our policy and corporate decisions is more efficient and effective than operating in the absence of data. I hold a Ph.D. in education research, evaluation, and measurement from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in applied social psychology from George Washington University, and a B.A. in psychology from Clark University.


Sharon Carroll

Project Manager

Sharon Carroll is a Project Manager and User Experience Specialist with a background in project management, business analysis, and user interface design. Sharon brings operational knowledge from a variety of industries, including education, manufacturing, engineering and financial services, as well as project management expertise related to the user experience portion of technology-based projects. Sharon holds a B.B.A in Finance from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Certificate in Client/Server and Web Development from Clark University.


Elizabeth Paulsen

Research Assistant

Elizabeth is a student at Framingham State University. She supports all aspects of our projects, especially pilot testing surveys,  editing reports, data entry, and troubleshooting online surveys for CEG.


Expert Partners

We work with expert partners all over the world, including graphic designers, statisticians, web designers, transcriptionists, and foreign language translators.


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