The Center for Educational Accountability has a history of providing high-quality affordable evaluation services to a variety of educational, health, and social services projects. We have served on national, regional, state, and local evaluations. We have had success in working with businesses, schools and school systems, local agencies, colleges, state agencies, and on a range of federal grants. The staff can help with designing an evaluation plan that can support efforts to receive federal funding for grants or to help you figure out whether your small local program is achieving your desired goals. We have an excellent reputation for conducting various types of research in order to help both small and large programs document their efforts, judge the effectiveness of such efforts, and work with program staff to recommend actions to improve program functioning. Take a look at other information on our page to learn about content areas, services, and some of our projects.
|The Center for Educational Accountability provides services to both large and small projects with the same focus on helping to document progress toward goals and improving performance based on data. If your organization, school, school system, college, or state has a project that you would like to talk about, please contact us at 205/975-5388 or contract our administrators, Dr. Scott Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Rachel Cochran (email@example.com).|
The CEA promotes public awareness about the importance of accountability and data-based improvements of programs and policies relating to education, health, and human services. We do this by advocating for and facilitating good practices, informing stakeholders about critical issues, and training researchers, policy-makers, and administrators.
Due to the wide variety of program evaluation and research projects we engage in, there are opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain valuable experiences as an intern within the CEA. Interns are expected to have some prior understanding of research and ideally some prior background in conducting research. Except in rare situations, the CEA is unable to offer paid internships. Graduate assistantships are typically only available to students at UAB. Several projects conducted by the CEA could offer appropriate opportunities for theses and dissertations. Internships can last a semester or a year depending on the interests of the student and the expectations of their college or university. The CEA is committed to helping to train the next generation of educational researchers and program evaluators with a commitment to improving outcomes and supporting accountability. If you are interested in finding out more about training opportunities, please contact us at 205/975-5388 or contact the center administrators, Dr. Scott Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Rachel Cochran (email@example.com).