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Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative

Department of Organization and Leadership

Prior Projects

AERI undertook three large scale assessment and evaluation projects between 2006 to 2012.
I. Chemung County School Readiness Project, New York (2006‐09), involving: 
  • A baseline study of readiness levels entering kindergartners at Chemung County, and validation of a comprehensive school readiness index comprising eight cognitive and non‐cognitive scales
  • A case study documenting the project’s history, and
  • An evaluation protocol and tools manual for future use by local stakeholders. 


II. The Global Education and Leadership Foundation’s (tGELF) program in leadership and life skills, India (2008‐10), involving: 
  • Design of learning outcome frameworks and curriculum‐based assessments for the tGELF program
  • Design of an evaluation protocol and tools manual for local stakeholders
  • Formative evaluation of the pilot program in four schools in and around Delhi, India. 

III. Health Information Technology (HITECH) curriculum development project under the auspices of the Office of teh National Coordinator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010‐12). 

  • Design of learning outcome frameworks and curriculum‐based assessments
  • Design of a logic model and Evaluation protocol to guide future program implementation and formative evaluations.
  • Content validation studies of learning outcomes, multiple choice tests and performance assessments for 40 HITECH instructional units.   
IV. Assessment development and validation projects included a partnership with the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, funded by the Stemmler Group of the National Board of Medical Examiners (2006-2010).