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Evaluation Services Center

Selected Projects

UCESC works with a variety of clients across the sectors of higher education, preK-12 education, early childhood services, and health, human and social services. Our clients receive funding from federal, state, and local sources. This list of selected projects is not exhaustive; rather, it is intended to provide an overview of specific work we have done in recent years. 

Higher Education

  • Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Mathematics and Science Program (CEEMS)
    • Evaluation of an interdisciplinary higher education/K-12 partnership focused on an education licensure and degree-granting infrastructure for STEM teaching techniques; funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Gateway Community & Technical College Mechatronics and Innovation for Rural Technicians
    • Evaluation of the development of a partnership program that includes industry and a secondary school’s career technical center to expand and enhance the Gateway’s existing manufacturing and trades technology programs, focusing on the recently established Fundamentals of Mechatronics Certificate; funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Northern Kentucky University FORCE Project
    • Evaluation of a project designed to increase retention of first-time freshmen who declare a STEM major and the number of bachelor graduates in STEM majors; funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership Cross-Project Evaluation
    • Evaluation of the implementation of Ohio’s USDOE Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant for university/school district partnerships in support of K-12 mathematics and science teacher professional development, in collaboration with Miami University, The Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University; funded by the Ohio Department of Education.
  • Thomas More College STEM Initiative
    • Evaluation of a three-year project to improve STEM education at the high school level by offering high-quality experiences for both teachers and students; and to recruit more high school students to become STEM majors in college by exposing them to interactive, educational and scholarly experiences; funded by the Toyota Foundation.
  • UC Degrees
    • Evaluation of the University of Cincinnati's College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services’ project to help low income, first generation freshmen transition successfully into higher education; a project of the Greater Cincinnati Social Innovations Fund (SIF), funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

K-12 Education

  • GEARUP SCORES!
    • Evaluation of the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services and Cincinnati Public Schools’ partnership for implementing a six-year GEARUP (Gaining Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant to assist middle and high school students in obtaining a secondary school diploma and preparing to succeed in postsecondary education; funded by the US Department of Education 
  • Ohio Resident Educator Program
    • Evaluation of Ohio’s implementation of its new four-year program for teacher induction, in collaboration with Miami University and Ohio University; funded by the Ohio Department of Education’s Race to the Top (RttT) Grant.
  • Ohio’s Race to the Top Early Learning Comprehensive Professional Development System
    • Evaluation of the development and implementation of a comprehensive system for providing professional development for early learning education and child care providers in Ohio; a project of the Ohio Education Research Center, in collaboration with The Ohio State University; funded by the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning Race to the Top (RttT) Grant.

Early Childhood Services

  • Ohio’s Race to the Top Early Learning Comprehensive Professional Development System
    • Evaluation of the development and implementation of a comprehensive system for providing professional development for early learning education and child care providers in Ohio; a project of the Ohio Education Research Center, in collaboration with The Ohio State University; funded by the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning Race to the Top (RttT) Grant.
  • PlayScapes
    • Evaluation of the University of Cincinnati’s Arlitt Child and Family Research & Education Center’s PlayScapes: Designed Nature Environments to Promote Informal Science Learning project; funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Resilient Children Project
    • Evaluation of the Consortium for Resilient Children’s delivery of mental health consultation services to preschool children for promoting social emotional skill development in children and facilitating success in kindergarten and beyond; a project of the Greater Cincinnati Social Innovations Fund (SIF), funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service

Health, Human and Social Services

  • Easter Seals TriState Transitional Employment Model
    • Evaluation of the impact of Easter Seals’ transitional employment model involving embedded work experiences intended to increase long term employment success; a project of the Greater Cincinnati Social Innovations Fund (SIF), funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Environmental Health/Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training
    • Evaluation of the health and safety training provided by the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training of more than 17,000 workers a year in how to work more safely in inherently hazardous conditions; funded by the National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
  • Ohio Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG)  
    • Provision of technical support to sub-recipients of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ SPF-SIG, a project designed to reduce substance misuse by 18-25 year-olds, in collaboration with Ohio University; funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support, educate, and build the capacity of educational and human services programs to make data-based decisions for accountability, meaningful program improvement, and policy development.

Contact

Email: eval (@) uc.edu
Phone: 513.556.3900
Fax: 513.556.3516