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About eoyer

As an evaluation specialist, I provide a wide range of evaluation consulting services from the proposal phase through the final reporting stages of your grant or project. I specialize in working with educators and service providers who need external support for designing or implementing effective, meaningful evaluation solutions for their projects. My past undergraduate and graduate level teaching experience has provided me with the expertise to translate complex research concepts into understandable, applied terms for non-researchers.

Supporting Transformative Partnerships

I have been thinking about and working on building and supporting partnerships for the last decade. In this time, I have developed my understanding of the elements of different types of partnerships and collaborations that define them. So, what are … Continue reading

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Ignite! AEA 2012

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The Condition of Education 2012

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) have released the Condition of Education 2012 report! There are some interesting trends. I have highlighted a few: Enrollment is up, especially for minority groups. Racial gap … Continue reading

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STEM is in the air!

What an exciting month I’ve had working with various groups in the state of Illinois! This month at the Mathematics and Science Partnership conference in Illinois I had the pleasure of hearing more about federal initiatives as Stephen Pruitt discussed … Continue reading

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Interview with Evidence Soup

Here is a recent interview I completed with Evidence Soup. Check out the other interviews for an interesting look at how different evaluators think about data. http://www.evidencesoup.com/canopener/2011/03/interview-elizabeth-oyer.html

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Supporting Innovation

Hello! I am back from a short hiatus where I was graced with the opportunity to read the biography of John Atanasoff, The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer, written by Jane Smiley (2010). … Continue reading

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Supporting High Quality Programs – Program Coherence

My colleague, Jim Salzman, inspired me to write this blog about program coherence. As part of my work with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership, I developed a short seminar on the issues of logic models, implementation fidelity, and program … Continue reading

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