External Evaluator

The external evaluator will attend annual Advisory Board Meetings and provide ongoing advice relate to the research questions and methodologies of the project. The evaluator will help maintain consistent attention to the research questions, design experiment methodology, and the goals of the ITEST (strategies) Program by attending (virtually) eight of the bi-monthly cross site, web-mediated project meetings as a "participant observer."


Dr. nancy Ares

Dr. Nancy Ares, Associate Professor of Teaching & Curriculum in the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, has extensive research background and project-related evaluation experience centering on the interaction of schools and communities including systematic analyses from informal and formal education settings, a focus on resource-rich approaches to understanding school and community revitalization and commitment to bridging multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives in studying learning and pedagogy as complex phenomenon. Her specific commitments to the project are listed above.