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Center for Evaluation and Education Policy Analysis

Center for Evaluation and Education Policy Analysis (CEEPA)

The mission of the CEEPA is to provide unbiased, high-quality evaluation and policy analysis services to education and other organizations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the nation.

In addition to teaching evaluation policy and analysis courses in the College of Education, CEEPA provides evaluation and research services to schools, school districts, universities, governmental entities, and other organizations. It engages in academic leadership by publishing in the peer-reviewed literature, presenting research at state and national conferences, presenting information about evaluation research at state and national conventions, and providing evaluation services to professional organizations and scholarly journals.


CEEPA researchers have much experience conducting program evaluation, policy analysis, concept mapping, cost analyses, feasibility studies, impact assessments, needs assessments, outcome evaluations, process evaluations, and proposal evaluations in the following sectors:

  • Public and private education (PK-12, higher, informal and non-formal, non-traditional)
  • Regional economies and workforce
  • Social services and public welfare
  • Health and human development services
  • Engineering services

Our areas of expertise will expand as the Center brings on additional evaluation specialists.

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