The University of Iowa

Specialized Analytics Expertise

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Through partnership between researchers and practitioners, we contextualize evidence to inform practice and policy. We developed the CUTOS Framework to make decisions more systematically. The combination of literacy and statistical expertise allows us to meet the unique needs of each educational partner. Our analytical capabilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Designing and analyzing experimental and quasi-experimental studies
  • Applying modern statistical methods to analyzing data (e.g., cross-classification, partial nesting, regression discontinuity, propensity score matching, multilevel growth modeling, mediators and moderators, item response theory)
  • Assessing the quality and relevance of existing evidence
  • Evaluating the reliability and validity of existing assessments and developing new instruments to measure outcomes