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A Senior Environmental Engineer at Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC, Dr. Sheldon Masters’ highly-cited work involves assessing the […]
Date: November 3, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Auer of Optimal Solutions Group will offer a roundtable discussion, “Logic Models: Not All Stakeholders Are Equal” at Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power, hosted by the American Evaluation Association, on November 3 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Date: September 20, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Auer of Optimal Solutions presented a paper, “Business Assistance and Women Entrepreneurs” at the Demographics of the Entrepreneur Workshop on Sept. 20, 2018.
Date: July 27, 2018
At this year’s NCES DC Stats Conference, “Visualizing the Future of Education Through Data,” Optimal Solutions shared its work on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and with state assessment data via a presentation and demonstration booth.
Date: March 28, 2018
Donor-funded education interventions are quite common in developing countries that use rigorous evaluation designs to empirically assess the effectiveness of the treatment. However, the data collected and analyzed to assess the intervention are not always published.
Date: February 24, 2018
In the coming weeks, the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) will host Data Challenge: a week-long event providing an opportunity for students to solve a challenging problem by using innovative and critical thinking paired with other aspects of their skill sets.
Date: September 28, 2017
The University of Maryland’s James Clark School of Engineering has partnered with Whiting-Turner Contracting Company to develop the Whiting-Turner Lecture Series.
Date: September 7, 2017
Laura Ardito is the Deputy Director of the University of Maryland SAFE Center For Human Trafficking Survivors. She has worked on human trafficking issues for over a decade from a direct services, programmatic, and policy perspective.
Date: August 2, 2017
Dr. Brian Cramer and Rahul Rathi, along with Ebony Walton of NCES, presented on using Tableau for displaying percentile and regional data maps from NAEP assessments at the 2017 NCES DC-Stats in Washington, DC on August 2.
Date: July 13, 2017
This year, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) will host the 2017 international conference in Brussels, Belgium, on July 13–14. Dr. Jennifer Auer, a senior research associate, will be a presenter.
Date: June 28, 2017
The 3rd annual International Conference on Public Policy is around the corner, and this year Optimal will be a presenter at the three-day conference (June 28th-30th) in Singapore. The conference will include panels, networking, and workshops that feature talks on policy design, the political process of policymaking, policy instruments and more. Among the presenters will be Optimal’s CEO, Dr. Mark […]
Date: May 30, 2017
Former staffer, now associate professor, Mark A. Partridge, Ph.D. provided Optimal staffers an overview of the findings of the Beating the Odds (BTO) study in Federal Education Research. This study is an analysis of student performance in reading and mathematics on state assessments in big city schools. Dr. Partridge’s presentation focused on the BTO findings from South Carolina charter schools. […]