Data Driven Enterprises is a consulting company specializing in program evaluation and statistical analysis. Our services include the following:
Instrument Development and Validation
- Assisting in the development of performance-based reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics tests.
- Assisting in the development of a state’s Alternate Assessment; analyzing and reporting on the assessment results; developing training materials for the assessment; calculating reliability and validity statistics on the assessment.
- Serving as external evaluator on several federally-funded projects, e.g., TANF preschools, State Improvement Grants, Early Reading First. Includes planning for and implementing data collection efforts (e.g., surveys, workshop evaluations, program evaluations, monitoring) in order to assess the impact of the funded activities on teachers’ and students’ behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes.
- Serving as a program evaluator for an organization that serves families with children with emotional, behavioral, and mental disabilities.
Data Collection and Analysis
- Examining the extent to which a district’s Curriculum Frameworks align with the Stanford Achievement Tests.
- Assessing the relationship of state test scores to student and teacher characteristics and to per pupil spending variables.
- Creating profiles of school districts based on student, teacher, and financial data.
- Designing and analyzing parent, staff, and student satisfaction surveys.
- Developing and analyzing student and staff surveys on diversity issues.
- Coordinating and analyzing faculty phone interviews on administrator performance.
- Analyzing, reporting out, developing user-friendly materials, and creating and delivering workshops on the Colorado State Assessment Program results.
- Conducting focus groups or teachers and paraeducators.
- Calculating school, district, and state Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) statistics
- OSEP State Performance Plan Indicators 1-14
- Providing training to school teachers and administrators on how to use data to improve student achievement.
Database Design and Reporting
- Developing an Access data collection and reporting application for scoring and reporting out on students’ standardized test scores.
- Developing an Access collection and reporting application for a preschool classroom monitoring tool.
- Developing an Access database tracking and reporting system for a nonprofit organization serving families with children with disabilities.
- Developing a Crystal Reports application for producing reports of school-level data.
- Assisting states with developing, analyzing, and reporting on Part B parent surveys (Indicator 8).
- Assisting states with developing, analyzing, and reporting on Part B post-secondary outcomes (Indicator 14).
- Assisting states with collecting child outcomes data for their Part B State Performance Plan (Indicator 7).
Data Drill-Down Workshop
- DDE offers a Data Drill-Down workshop to states, districts, and schools. This workshop includes an analysis of the state’s (district/school) special education data and an opportunity for participants to identify areas of strength and areas of improvement. Typical data elements analyzed include assessment scores, demographic characteristics, least restrictive environment statistics, and related services data. The training is offered “on-site” to save travel costs for the participants. Cost for a 2-day on-site workshop is $350 per participant. Each participant will receive a packet of data reports. Call for details. 303-255-4648.