The Research and Evaluation Unit (R&E) at the Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP) manages multiple evaluation and consulting projects within CFEP and Student Affairs.

Evaluators in the R&E unit can directly carry out evaluations through complete project management or provide assistance to project leadership with evaluation design and implementation consulting (e.g., evaluation-capacity building).

A key responsibility for Evaluators in R&E is to facilitate periodic presentations of evaluation progress to funders and stakeholders. The R&E unit maintains large databases consisting of student, parent, and teacher records from partner K-12 districts, community colleges, and UC Irvine, and manages survey design, production, data capture, and analysis of thousands of surveys each year.

CFEP R&E has specific experience in evaluating college access and retention programs funded through the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.

Program Director:

Amanda Valbuena


Current projects include:

  • Upward Bound
  • Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The unit also works with locally funded projects, such as the

Santa Ana Partnership
  • UC Irvine
  • CSU Fullerton
  • Santa Ana College
El Monte Promise
  • UC Irvine
  • CSU Los Angeles
  • El Monte High School District
  • El Monte Union School District
  • Mountain View School District

The R&E unit is available for Evaluation Consulting.

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