Guiding Evidence-Based School Improvement
Lighthouse Evaluation, founded by Bud Meyers, PhD in 2000, provides critical evaluation and analytical services to projects designed to increase student achievement. Lighthouse Evaluation engages in evaluations for existing projects and collaborates with proposal writing teams to design optimal evaluation plans.
Lighthouse Evaluation provides a continuum of evaluation service beginning with developing the proposed project evaluation design, through program start-up and early feedback of formative results on benchmarks and final reporting. Quantitative and qualitative designs are used as appropriate and clearly linked to project goals. Measures include both teacher and student outcomes.
Evaluation and feedback are critical components of professional development programs, particularly those that are systemic change efforts. A careful blend of qualitative and quantitative analysis of your evidence, in real time, will position you to adapt your program in ways that support its continued growth and sustainability. Lighthouse Evaluation is committed to informing your discussion of what works and why, clarifying desired outcomes, and focusing attention on that which is most critical in support of your goals and objectives -- in short, adding real value.
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." -- Albert Einstein
Our work is grounded in the belief that when you make the right evaluation decisions, you add significant value to your project.
We bring a broad portfolio of experience, knowledge and skills to your project, allowing us to tailor our work to your specific goals and constraints, using the most appropriate and sound mix of design and methods.
Lighthouse Evaluation has a history of collaborative relationships, guided by our clients' needs and providing answers to questions key to their growth and success. Click on the link below to view project descriptions, client contact information and sample evaluation reports.