"The team at GRG were a great pleasure to work with. They kept a tight schedule and always performed well. Their professionalism, and quality of work were more valuable than we anticipated. We hope to work with GRG again!" - Noah Newman, Education Coordinator, Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)
"Irene and her staff did an marvelous job developing the research study, keeping us updated on its progress, and providing clear, usable data for the Scholarship Office and Board of Directors to consider at the conclusion of the project. I can’t say enough good things about working with Irene and her colleagues at GRG, Inc. They delivered on all their promises and made the overall experience quite pleasant."
Sam Rennick, Former Director of Scholarship Programs, The Ford Family Foundation, Eugene, OR.
"Goodman Research Group was far and away the best evaluator experience we have had, both in professional practice and in clarity of results. Their commitment to understanding the mission of the project, evaluating its many components, and answering any and all questions we had made for a great experience. Their recommendations were also key in successive proposals we submitted. We would not hesitate to work with them again and have recommended them as our first choice to others!"
Julieanna Richardson, Founder & Executive Director, The HistoryMakers, Chicago, IL.
"The team at Goodman Research Group served as the independent evaluators of Teachinghistory.org, a website developed for the U.S. Department of Education that helps K-12 teachers access free resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. In addition to providing monthly usage reports and analysis over a two-year period, GRG also conducted a survey of current users, and a guided review with potential users and other targeted audiences. The team at GRG was responsive to our needs and questions about the process. Thanks to their work, we learned more about our current audience and discovered how different audiences interact with the site, which helped us improve and promote Teachinghistory.org more effectively."
Kelly Schrum, Director of Educational Projects, and Jennifer Rosenfeld, Associate Director of Educatioal Projects, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
"Goodman Research Group has been a vital partner for us. They've helped us get to know our users deeply ... who they are, what's working for them, and how we can better serve them. Over the years we've also come to count on Irene and her team to help us see areas of need and to help us conceptualize new products and services. And all of this is done with real warmth and professionalism."
Christian Lindstrom, Director, Learning Media, WETA, Arlington, VA.
"In my 30 years
experience in education, I have never experienced such professionalism
in the conduct of program evaluation as that of Irene Goodman and her
staff. The whole group has the knack of helping the project team feel
comfortable and yet giving us timely and important feedback for the
improvement of our programs. I would not hesitate to work with GRG
again and I highly recommend them."
Cynthia Darche Park, Professor, Executive
Director, Pre-College Programs, San Diego State University, San Diego,
and expertly implemented evaluation of our TV series enabled us to make
important modifications to the product in development. We came away
from their evaluation report with a clear understanding of how the
series and outreach materials motivated viewers from across the country
to revisit the age-old relationship between human beings and their
Marilyn and Hal Weiner, Screenscope, Inc.,
"As a result of
GRG's superior research effort in this complex project (64 schools and
4200 alumnae participated), we have been able to document the benefits
of an all-girl educational experience. GRG carried out the evaluation
with professionalism and skill. Their integrity as researchers receives
high marks. Deadlines and expectations were met!"
Meg Milne Moulton & Whitney Ransome,
Former Co-Executive Directors, National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Concord,
"The summary of
GRG's formative research flew off the shelves at a recent conference we
attended! People in the field were very interested. The evaluation did
exactly what we hopes it would: it provided development research for us
to make a better product, and helped put us on the map as a serious
player in the art education field."
Eric Guaglione, Former President and CEO, GeeGuides,
LLC, Durango, CO.
"After seven years,
we continue to have a wonderfully dynamic relationship with GRG. They
are experts in backup child care evaluation, invariably providing WFD
and our clients with fresh answers to today's challenging child care
Judith Presser, Program Manager, Work/Family
Directions, Watertown, MA.
Group is an invaluable asset to our collaborative. They design and
implement evaluation strategies that enable us to improve our programs
and capitalize on what we do best. Irene and the GRG staff are creative
problem solvers who develop evaluation tools that meet the unique needs
of the middle school girls we serve in out-of-school-time programs.
GRG's evaluation expertise helps us to continue to strive for
Deborah Muscella, Girls Get Connected
Collaborative, Somerville, MA.
Group has done an excellent job designing and, to date, of executing a
complex, multi-dimensional, multi-institutional, evaluation study of
university-based Women in Engineering Program."
Ted Greenwood, Former Program Officer, Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.
"We had always had
felt that we were making a difference, but the GRG study enabled us to
substantiate this. We've also been able to successfully implement GRG's
thoughtful recommendations, improving our program even more. We were
delighted with their work."
Linda Braun, Former Executive Director,
Families First, Cambridge, MA.
"EDC's revision of
the Society of Automotive Engineers' "A World in Motion" curriculum
relied heavily on GRG's study of how teachers used it in the
classrooms, and what they thought of it. Without their thorough and
careful study, we would not have been able to address as effectively
the issues that matter most to teachers. Largely because of their
study, we believe that the revised curriculum will be much better than
the previous version."
Dan Dick, Former Project Director, "A World in
Motion", Education Development Center, Newton, MA.
"In 1998, GRG
conducted a thorough review of our A World In Motion curriculum. The
report from their evaluation provided very useful recommendations for
Education Development Center's revision of the materials. Now, seven
years later, we've contacted GRG again, this time to conduct a
long-term study of the effects of AWIM on students and teachers. We
have been impressed with their work to date!"
Kathleen O'Connor, Former K-12 Education Manager,
SAE International, Warrendale, PA.
"As a result of
working with GRG, our staff has learned how to design projects for
maximum impact. We now think up-front about the outcomes we're seeking
and how we'll measure them effectively. GRG gives us very clear and
practical information and recommendations that we can put to use
immediately as we develop new initiatives."
Beth Kirsch, Former Director of Educational
Outreach, WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
"When we began
working with the GRG team, I felt a huge weight drop off my shoulders.
During our planning conversations, I got a feeling they knew what we
needed and could deliver. They did not disappoint. They were always
available for phone conversations and they went above and beyond to
deliver the data analysis I needed before my deadline."
Mary Ann Wojton, Senior Director of Teacher
and Student Programs, COSI Columbus, Columbus, OH.
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