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.
YEARS IN BUSINESS
- 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
- 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
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 STEM education research.
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.
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.”
“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.”
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.”
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 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 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.
We work with expert partners all over the world, including graphic designers, statisticians, web designers, transcriptionists, and foreign language translators.