Quinn Evaluation Consulting (QEC) is an independent Western Massachusetts-based evaluation consulting firm specializing in the field of education. The philosophy of QEC is grounded in three principles:

Strong Communication

The way QEC can help you most effectively is to begin our relationship by listening—listening to what your needs and expectations are and what your experience with evaluation has been. Your needs and expectations will serve as the basis of our collaboration and will inform the approach we will take to working with one another, and your evaluation experience will inform the approach that QEC will take when helping to deepen your understanding of evaluation.

Respect for Data

At the core of any evaluation are data. Appreciating the value and respecting the power of data, QEC will work with you to gather data using approaches based on solid evaluation principles and best practices. Additionally, care, attending to detail, and maintaining a focus on intended audiences will further ensure that the data (and results of analyses of it) are meaningfully conveyed and easily comprehensible to you and your stakeholders.

Focus on Service

Given their complex nature, evaluation projects have the potential to get complicated, especially in the areas of recruitment and data collection. QEC will tailor all aspects of the process to address the unique logistical challenges and constraints that may exist in your project. QEC will create manageable systems that will work for you and will enhance buy-in and participation of all involved. QEC also will work with you to establish a timeline for deliverables that will enable you to both maximize your use of formative data and meet deadlines.