Evaluation of Educational Innovations

  • North Carolina Digital Learning Plan

    The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, in collaboration with policymakers, education leaders, practitioners, business leaders and other partners from throughout the state, is developing the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan to continue and accelerate North Carolina’s progress. To learn more about the plan and view the latest policy briefs, please visit http://ncdlplan.fi.ncsu.edu […]

  • Golden LEAF Essential Skills in Advanced Manufacturing Evaluation

    Map of Golden LEAF Essential Skill Grantee Locations   The Friday Institute Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Group at NC State University in conjunction with College of Education Workforce Development faculty and the North Carolina Community College System provide evaluation and capacity building services for the Essential Skills in Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, an $11 million grant funded by […]

  • Meet the Team

    The Evaluation Team at the Friday Institute is made up of full-time Friday Institute research staff, College of Education faculty, and part-time doctoral student research assistants. The research and evaluation team has successfully carried out major evaluation awards including contracts with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to evaluate education technology innovation grants. […]

  • What is evaluation capacity building?

    Evaluation capacity building in schools means increasing knowledge, skills, and attitudes about educational evaluation among school, district, and state education leaders. These resources on provide examples and instructions on different methods of evaluating new and existing technology initiatives toward helping schools and districts make informed decisions about adopting and appropriately implementing innovative practices in schools, […]

Who we are

Our team possesses extensive experience conducting research in school settings and providing technical assistance to school, district, and state-level education stakeholders in the areas of evaluation and research.

What we do

We work collectively to manage all aspects of research and evaluation projects related to the implementation and impact of innovation in K-12 classrooms. We do it effectively and we do it on schedule.

Whom we serve

We maintain positive relationships with educators across the state which facilitates access to data, participants, and personnel necessary for conducting meaningful evaluation and research.

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Latricia Townsend
Interim Director of Evaluation Programs

Dr. Trip Stallings
Director of Policy Research