Applied Research & Program Evaluation

  • An evaluation of the statewide STEM Starter Academy at Massachusetts community colleges has been released.

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  • Study of student-centered learning practices highlights richness and complexity of approaches.

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  • A study of social and emotional student supports in Gateway Cities.

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About Us

The Applied Research and Program Evaluation group (ARPE) provides research services and methodological and subject matter expertise to a broad client base. Our staff has experience in early education and care, K-12 education, higher education, public health, human services, and economic and workforce development, uniquely positioning us to bring comprehensive resources and diverse perspectives to our projects.

We routinely work with federal, state, and local agencies, school districts, quasi-public agencies, foundations, and not-for-profit organizations to help them address changes and challenges facing their organizations. Our research blends quantitative and qualitative methods to deliver findings that help our clients determine needs, assess outcomes, and identify opportunities for improvement.

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The UMass Donahue Institute is pre-approved to offer a variety of options for streamlined, simplified contracting both within Massachusetts and at the federal level.

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University of Massachusetts

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Hadley, Massachusetts 01035

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