Applying its expertise in research design and advanced statistical modeling, CRESST is pushing forward the state of the art in evaluation methodology. Current work includes new measures of program quality, new approaches for detecting complex performance outcomes, and the synthesis of existing research to inform instructional design and the evaluation of distance courses. The work has also resulted in a new value-added analysis model, called the CRESST Student Growth Distribution Model, which can reveal the differential effects of schools, programs, and/or courses for learners of different starting abilities.
For more information, please contact CRESST Associate Director with your research and evaluation needs.
Noelle Griffin, Associate Director