Center for Program Evaluation

The Center for Program Evaluation offers a comprehensive range of services related to designing and conducting productive program evaluations.  Our faculty and staff have extensive experience in program evaluation designed to promote informed, data-driven decision making.  We offer services within the UMass community, to other academic institutions, and to non-academic entities including :

  • Community partners
  • Local government
  • State government
  • Federal government 

Mission Statement: 

The Center for Program Evaluation provides collaborative mixed-methods evaluation services which gather solid data, improve data utilization, increase knowledge, enhance decision-making, and strengthen policy development. The Center for Program evaluation works collaboratively to develop an evaluation design that is specific to an agency or group’s individual needs. We focus on making information useful for the organization and sponsor with the intention of increasing knowledge and supporting improvement of general practices at both formative and summative points in the evaluation.