EVPP: University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness

    Equipment/facility: Facility

    • Location

      1130 E. University Dr. Suite 212 Tempe, AZ

      United States

    Description

    The University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (UOEEE) promotes educational effectiveness by providing expert programs, resources, and services in social science research and evaluation, outcomes assessment, testing and measurement, and teaching and learning for the university and its constituents. While most of our services to the University are provided free of charge, selected services are part of our recharge center function and have associated fees and rates. Please contact our office to discuss your needs.

    Research and Evaluation

    UOEEE's Research and Evaluation Unit can fill a variety of evaluation roles from external consultants to guide internal evaluation activities to running full service evaluations. The leadership of UOEEE has extensive experience in the field of program evaluation and has worked with a range of clients including the United States Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and U.S. Agency for International Development.

    Examples of evaluation services include:

    Development of evaluation section for grant proposals
    Monitoring program goals
    Measuring program outcomes
    Small scale evaluation of programs
    Full scale evaluation of programs
    Social science research planning, data collection, and reporting
    UOEEE is uniquely positioned to provide evaluation assistance and to serve in an independent evaluation capacity for externally funded programs and grants. We can develop evaluation plans, research and evaluation instruments, collect quantitative and qualitative data, and provide high quality reports to clients.

    Testing and Scanning

    UOEEE's University Testing and Scanning Services (UTSS) administers computer- and paper-based examinations. UTSS also provides accurate and timely optical-mark-reader scanning for classroom examinations, instructor evaluations, and research data processing.

    A more detailed list of these services includes the following:

    Receipt, inventory, secure storage, and return of testing materials
    Administrative support for scheduling exams
    Making arrangements for appropriate facilities for the administration of tests
    Quiet, well-lit testing rooms with limited distractions
    Desks with large surface areas and dividers between the examinees
    Computers appropriately configured for the delivery of a wide variety of computer-based exams
    Well-trained, professional staff to administer exams
    Strict adherence to high standards of test administration
    Examinees are positively identified on the basis of current, valid, photo ID
    Staff monitor examinees at all times in the testing room or through audio/visual equipment and viewing windows (when available)
    Careful adherence to testing rules
    Accurate timing on exams
    Answer sheet scanning and score reporting services available in many instances

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