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Measuring What Matters

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Impact Areas

K-12, postsecondary, and out-of-school time education

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Project Spotlights

EFL has worked with a myriad of educational organizations nationwide

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Use of mixed-method and improvement science approaches grounded in the learning sciences

About Us

For over 20 years, the Evaluation for Learning (EFL) group has utilized evaluative inquiry, field knowledge, and improvement science approaches to support improved decision-making by educational leaders, practitioners, and policy shapers in K-20.

Based at the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), EFL has the advantage of being able to tap into and leverage LRDC’s leading edge expertise from across disciplines and vast academic and practitioner network connections. This, combined with our practical approach to design and measurement helps education organizations build coherent and powerful programming to achieve their missions.

Summer Dreamers Academy logo "The work of EFL helped us to develop an evaluation framework that will be used across our departmental programs and across partner programs as we look to develop a strategic partnership model. The framework will serve as the standard by which we examine all programming and relate it to our organization's strategic plan. Additionally, EFL supported adjustments to our program surveys that will provide direct feedback, impacting our program implementation plans."

- Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy

Summer Dreamers Academy logo "What I found unique in this experience was EFL personnel's desire to understand our work and our needs. Their attention to detail and desire to understand the reality of our program helped us to develop a tool that was both tailored to our exact needs and transferable to our other work."

- Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy

United Way Be a Middle School Mentor logo "The results from the EFL-generated report has helped us to think more strategically about how to grow and expand BAMSM across Allegheny County."

- BAMSM Leader

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