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Use the following links to navigate through the respective clients of Data Driven Enterprises.

  1. Wyoming Department of Education

  2. North Dakota Department of Education

  3. UPLIFT

  4. Wyoming Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Division

  5. Colorado School Districts

  6. The University of Colorado at Boulder

  7. Orange County Government


Wyoming Department of Education

Data Driven Enterprises is under contract with the Wyoming Department of Education to provide evaluation services for the Wyoming State Improvement Grant (WySIG). As the external evaluator, Data Driven Enterprises evaluates the four main initiatives of this grant:

Kindergarten Readiness - In cooperation with the Division of Developmental Disabilities and in collaboration with Child Development Services of Wyoming, this initiative is focused on providing professional development to the staff in the 14 developmental preschool regions. Evaluation activities have included:

  1. Developing questionnaires, analyzing, and writing reports on participant satisfaction with training.
  2. Developing questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups; analyzing collected data; and writing reports on participant behavioral changes and changes in student outcomes as a result of training
  3. Collecting data (on the Wyoming Early Screening Project and Functional Behavior Analysis) on student changes, analyzing data, and writing reports on student outcomes.

Project Readiness for Paraprofessionals (PRP) - The program, which is administered through Casper College (CC), provides accessible, high quality training for Wyoming 's paraeducators. Evaluation activities have included:

  1. Developing questionnaires, analyzing, and writing reports on participant satisfaction with the Casper College Program.
  2. Developing questionnaires and focus groups; analyzing collected data; and writing reports on paraeducators behavioral changes as a result of the program. Questionnaires have been administered to both paraeducators and their supervisors.
  3. Developing a questionnaire distributed to all paraeducators in state, analyzing data, and writing report on paraeducators' skills, knowledge, and behaviors.

Wyoming Collaborative Mentorship Academy (WCMA) - This initiative addresses the current shortages of special educators in Wyoming by providing school districts with a field-based alternative route to certification for Wyoming teachers who are currently teaching in special education but lack special education certification. Evaluation activities have included:

  1. Developing questionnaires, analyzing, and writing reports on participant satisfaction with their courses and the WCMA.
  2. Developing questionnaires and focus groups; analyzing collected data; and writing reports on participant behavioral changes and changes in student outcomes as a result of the WCMA. Questionnaires have been administered to both WCMA teacher participants and their principals.
  3. Collecting data (via teacher action research projects) on student changes, analyzing data, and writing reports on student outcomes.

Parent Initiative - This initiative is a partnership between four family organizations: (1) the WIND Family Support Network (WFSN), (2) Wyoming 's Parent Information Center (PIC), (3) Wyoming 's Parent Education Network (PEN), and (4) UPLIFT, Wyoming 's Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. This initiative focuses on increasing the capacity of parents to effectively participate in and influence school reform and their child's educational programs. Questionnaires have been administered to both paraeducators and their supervisors. Evaluation activities have included:

  1. Developing questionnaires, analyzing, and writing reports on parent satisfaction with parent conference and other trainings.
  2. Developing questionnaires; analyzing collected data; and writing reports on parents' behavioral changes and changes in their children as a result of training.
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North Dakota Department of Education

As a long-term technical consultant for the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Data Driven Enterprises has been involved in the following activities:

No Child Left Behind Project - Evaluation activities for this project include:

  1. Creating, maintaining, and analyzing longitudinal databases in order to calculate school, district, and state Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) statistics and school “report card” data – both requirements of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act.
  2. Responding to federal data requests for information on student test performance.
  3. Completing certain sections of the state's Part B Annual Performance Report and State Performance Plan.

Alternate Assessment - Evaluation activities for this project include:

  1. Assisting with the development of the state-wide Alternate Assessment (the state assessment used for the 1-2% of students with severe cognitive disabilities who are unable to take the standard state assessment).
  2. Developing electronic test booklets for teachers to complete on their Alternate Assessment students.
  3. Designing an Access database system for collecting and scoring the test booklets.
  4. Analyzing the reliability and validity of the Alternate Assessment.
  5. Reporting out on results.
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UPLIFT

Data Driven Enterprises has provided evaluation services for UPLIFT on various projects:

TANF Preschool Project - Evaluation activities for this project include:

  1. Collecting, analyzing, and reporting on the Kindergarten Readiness Survey data.
  2. Collecting, analyzing, and reporting on student growth data and developing the necessary evaluation tools for collecting these data.
  3. Developing student tracking instruments.
  4. Developing and evaluating data from a preschool classroom monitoring tool.

Big Horn Reading First Project:

  1. Analyzing and reporting out on preschool classroom monitoring data, parent survey data, and student achievement data.

Other Projects - Evaluation activities include:

  1. Developing and revising survey instruments and evaluation report forms.
  2. Developing systems for tracking the impact of UPLIFT services on students' behaviors.
  3. Designing Access database systems for scoring and reporting out on customer satisfaction/child outcomes data.
  4. Collecting and analyzing Student Difficulties Questionnaire data to determine the impact of UPLIFT interventions on children's behaviors.
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Wyoming Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Division

Data Driven Enterprises has provided evaluation services for DDD in terms of designing and analyzing surveys for regional preschool staff; analyzing Share Point user statistics; and analyzing the data and writing the report for the Part C Annual Performance Report.

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Colorado School Districts

Data Driven Enterprises has worked with several school districts and individual schools within the state of Colorado to determine the quality of various interventions (e.g., reading and math programs, tutoring services) and has analyzed test data so that schools would know the skill areas on which their students score the highest/lowest. Data driven enterprises has also provided training to school personnel on testing and using data to improve school quality.

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The University of Colorado at Boulder

Data Driven Enterprises has collected data from students on their spending behaviors and has used this information to show the economic impact of the university on the city of Boulder , Colorado . Data Driven Enterprises has also surveyed students and faculty about various issues (e.g., advising, academics, diversity/climate, publications). Survey methods have included written questionnaires, telephone surveys, and focus groups.

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Orange County Government

Data Driven Enterprises has collected data to determine the effectiveness of informing the public about ocean water quality via telephone hotline, web page, newspaper, and beach signs. Trained interviewers approached Orange County beachgoers and asked them about their awareness of, use of, and satisfaction with these four communication methods. Data Driven Enterprises has also conducted a study to determine people's satisfaction with the Orange County government's food complaint process. Callers of the hotline were contacted by phone and asked about their satisfaction with the process—the courtesy of the hotline receptionist; the professionalism of the hotline investigator; and the thoroughness, timeliness, and outcome of the investigation; and the overall ease of the hotline process.

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