Nonprofit & Education Data Analysis
Educational Analysis of Student Performance
The analysis of student performance based on testing data at a single point and across time is an integral part of the reporting and decision-making process. Analyzing student test data is a way to measure student achievement and organize information about program strengths and weaknesses, and help program administrators to make data-informed decisions pertaining to the needs of the student. A clear understanding of the educational program impact will allow administrators to differentiate program activities and curriculum based on tangible student performance reporting measures.
Data Analytics Quality Assurance
Maintaining a desired level of quality throughout a project will set your program apart from others. Through our hands-on approach to quality assurance methods, Learning First Consulting project leaders provide quality products or services through every step of the process. LFC utilizes a Quality Management System (QMS) to provide visual checkpoints, team training, and reporting measures.
LFC takes this same approach for quality assurance as it pertains to data entry, analysis, and reporting. Having accurate and decision-making ready data is a vital component to successful data analysis. LFC analysts use their extensive knowledge of data mining, cleaning, and data analysis to give you confidence in reported project outcomes.
Quantitative analysis is the backbone of reporting measures. It provides a clear picture of a project’s current state, results, and forecasts of continued work. Learning First Consulting provides an extensive array of quantitative reporting measures utilizing the most up-to-date statistical software and quantitative reporting techniques.
Qualitative research methods can play a powerful role in program evaluation. The purpose of qualitative analysis is to discern how people involved in the program understand, think about, make sense of, and manage situations in which a program is implemented.
Curriculum Effectiveness Analysis
Curricular effectiveness analysis evaluates the extent to which curriculum implementation produces positive and curricularly-valid outcomes for students.
Determining whether or not the initial project investment provided the expected return on investment (ROI) is an integral part of any evaluative process. While educational ROI reporting looks different from strict financial ROI (also available), demonstrating sound financial stewardship within program results will provide the foundation for continued funding and set your program apart from others applying for the same funding.