SPARK Evaluation featured in Daily Press

SEG completed its comprehensive evaluation study of the Newport News Public Schools' SPARK program. SPARK, the Summer Program for Arts, Recreation and Knowledge, is an initiative of the Newport News Public Schools (Virginia) in partnership with local businesses, museums, non-profit organizations and city agencies that provides an engaging menu of offerings for students four days a week during the summer. The school district commissioned SEG to assess whether the program improved student achievement and helped prevent or eliminate "summer slide," or students' summer learning loss. The study recently concluded with a committee presentation to the Newport News School Board. The Daily Press, the

SEG awarded contract by College of William & Mary

The College of William and Mary awarded a contract to Shaffer Evaluation Group to provide consulting and technical services to the university. SEG will provide data collection services, including on the ground data collection services (e.g., household surveys and stakeholder interviews) to carry out university-led randomized control trials (RCTs) and qualitative policy research. SEG also will provide subject matter expertise to contribute substantive analysis to flagship reports. SEG has worked with William & Mary since 2007. William & Mary is the nation’s second oldest College and the first college to become a College. Established in 1693 by British royal charter, William & Mary is a public


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