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Our services support the evaluation of indigenous education services and programs throughout the program life-cycle, from grant writing through the assessment of outcomes.

Shaffer Evaluation Group (SEG) works with tribal associations and governments to develop evidence-informed programs that address and correct long-standing inequities in education so that all Native American and Alaska Native students excel.


SEG has provided research and evaluation services to tribal entities since 2018. Explore below the services we offer in support of indigenous education.

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Looking for a trusted evaluator for your grant project? We can help.


We offer an evidence-driven approach to writing your grant.


Need a survey, needs assessment, or other special study? We can help.

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I rate their work as excellent. 

Project Manager, Tribal Government, Alaska

GRANT evaluation

Many federal grants require an independent evaluation to assure the funder that the project is meeting its goals and objectives and realizing outcomes. At the grant application stage, Shaffer Evaluation Group will help you craft measurable goals and objectives and prepare an evaluation plan to improve your competitiveness to win a grant. Post-award, we work closely with you to collect meaningful data and generate the reports you need to remain compliant with your funder's reporting requirements. You can count on us to stay in touch throughout the academic year.


Writing a grant is an intensive undertaking, critical for obtaining funding. We offer a holistic, all-encompassing approach to writing your grant. Our team also has the capacity to support our clients with singular elements of the process including evaluation of grant priorities, an examination of existing literature, logic model development, or developing a program evaluation for their project. Additionally, we maintain a curated list of current grant opportunities for our clients. 


Not only has their support and dedication allowed us to be incredibly successful at all project phases, but their expertise also continues to help us improve and refine our process.

Project Manager, Tribal Government, Alaska 

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The indigenous people have had a history of loss and how we . . . have not taken power that we are capable of taking to maintain our lifestyles; [I appreciate that] everybody from your group is respectful.

- Director, Regional Campus, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Special studies

The talented social science researchers who are part of Shaffer Evaluation Group can tackle a wide range of special studies for tribal entities. We have conducted needs assessments, climate studies, interviews with former employees, community consultations, and other special investigations. Shaffer Evaluation Group also designs and implements educational research studies, including randomized control trials. Call us to discuss what you have in mind. 

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