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Center Services

As part of our mission to provide comprehensive, high-quality services to improve teaching and learning and promote equity in opportunity, access, and outcomes for all learners, the Discovery Center is dedicated to sharing its rich knowledge of research, evaluation, assessment, and professional development with others.

With a professional staff of coordinators, researchers, statisticians, data analysts, graduate students, and faculty fellows, the Discovery Center possesses a wide range of expertise. Through our strategically designed executive support, research, evaluation, and professional learning teams, the Center is able to specifically target and serve the needs of our clients.

Comprehensive Services 

Comprehensive Services

A Discovery Center Project Team will be assigned to collaboratively or independently develop a proposal for external funding, or a program on which the Center will partner to perform designated services, if the initiative is funded or implemented. Examples of this level of service include:

  • Development or co-development of proposals for external funding.
  • Development and implementation of evaluation, assessment, or research plans for proposed or existing projects or programs.
  • Design and implementation of virtual or face-to-face mathematics and science teacher professional development experiences.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

Appropriately skilled Discovery Center staff member(s) will be assigned to perform specific technical services for an existing or proposed project or program. Examples of this level of service include:

  • Data collection (e.g., online or in-person interviews, focus groups, observations).
  • Sophisticated qualitative and quantitative data analyses.
  • Instrument development, validation, and psychometric testing.
  • Design of research or evaluation methodology.
  • Professional review of evaluation, research, or professional development plans, products, and/or findings.

General Support

General Support

Appropriately skilled Discovery Center staff member(s) will be assigned to perform specific support services for an existing or proposed project or program. Examples of this level of service include:

  • Review of or assistance developing grant proposal support materials (e.g., budget, data management plan, supplemental forms).
  • Workshops or trainings on evaluation, assessment, research, and professional learning topics (e.g., logic models, external funding, project/program or evaluation design, budget development).
  • Consultation or training for using research or statistical software (e.g., NVivo, SPSS, SAS, Winsteps).
  • Editorial review of grant proposals, professional publications, and academic documents.

Would you like to request Discovery Center services?

Complete the Request for Services Form to request Center services and connect with a Discovery Center Team representative.

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Do you have general questions about our services?

For general questions about Discovery Center Services, please contact a Discovery Center Coordinator (Ms. Emily Ryan or Ms. Sara Hayes) or our main office at 513-529-1686.