Our Approach

Socially Responsible Evaluation in Education (SREed) is a research and evaluation group at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee that provides educators authentic, theory-driven evaluation and consulting services that promote system change and improvement. We implement our services according to the following four principals:

Theory-Driven

We help clients understand why their programs and policies are or are not working as they are intended. We do this by exploring the theories that determine how a program is designed and how it is being implemented.

Responsive

We ensure that the questions we are asking in our evaluations are the most salient to our clients now. We have a strong history of working collaboratively with school districts, state education agencies, community organizations, non-profits, and universities.

Utilization-Focused

We adhere to a Utilization-Focus in our work. We define our success by how much our partners are able to use what we learn to inform their decision-making.

Rigorous

SREed has expertise and experience using a wide range of evaluation and research designs to address the informational and support needs of educators. These include experimental, quasi-experimental, and theory-driven approaches. Within any one evaluation project, multiple qualitative and quantitative methods are used.