We're pleased to welcome Arianna White-Levatich as our Program Evaluation Intern during the summer of 2020. Arianna will be working on several projects this summer, including analytical and reporting support for DoDEA project evaluations, a career and technical education regional study, and evaluation planning for an upcoming randomized control trial examining the impact of an integrated computer science curriculum on 2nd graders.

Arianna is a current Ph.D. student at Old Dominion University in the Educational Psychology and Program Evaluation program. Arianna also holds a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion and a Bachelor of Science from William Smith College. While pursuing her doctoral degree, Arianna has been fortunate to work on two large-scale federal grants (through the Institute of Educational Services and the National Institutes of Health) and one private grant via the Spencer Foundation, all of which focused on supporting students’ motivation and learning experiences. She has presented work at international conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals. To learn more about Arianna, please visit our Team page.

Shaffer Evaluation Group is looking for a program evaluation intern to work onsite this summer in our Williamsburg, Virginia, office. Join our research team and contribute to educational research and evaluation project while learning on the job. Assignments will include collecting, processing, and analyzing data, providing support for project management, and contributing to the preparation of evaluation reports for clients. Internship begins May 26 and concludes by August 21, 2020. Applicants must be a current student or recent graduate from a graduate program in public policy, public administration, education, psychology, and/or evaluation. For more information, visit our Employment page on the Shaffer Evaluation Group website.

Shaffer Evaluation Group is proud to be working with two new clients: Fort Sam Houston Independent School District in Texas, and Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia.

Located entirely on Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Text, the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District serves the children of military personnel who reside on the Installation and Camp Bullis. DoDEA funds are supporting the development of a real world, vertically integrated curriculum of math and science. Elementary grades will focus on exposure to and building the skills of STEM through science, robotics, math and hands-on learning, while the middle school focus will be to take those skills learned in elementary and move them to meaningful application through extracurricular clubs and competition. The secondary focus combines college and career readiness with real world skills that show the power, applicability and integral use of science, math, technology and engineering.

Prince William County Public Schools, located near the nation's capital, is the second largest school district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With the support of DoDEA funds, the district is launching Operation STEP to CCR: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Pathways to College and Career Readiness, ensuring that elementary military-connected students in Prince William County Public Schools are provided STEM-related opportunities that adequately prepare them to be successful in postsecondary institutions or in the workplace after completing high school. This project will provide extensive opportunities for early exposure to STEM activities that will spark student interest in STEM-related career clusters.

Shaffer Evaluation Group serves as project evaluator for 12 school districts across the country that have received DoDEA MCASP grants. We provide pro bono support for districts submitting grant applications, working with district staff to prepare the required evaluation plan. After a grant award is made, we prepare a detailed evaluation plan and provide direct support to project directors to collect the data necessary for reporting. We also prepare the annual evaluation report required by DoDEA. Contact us for more information on how we can support your grant application.


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