Wisconsin Evaluation

WCER Evaluation Clinic

The WCER Evaluation Clinic responds to the small-scale evaluation needs in our community by matching trained graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with schools and education-focused community organizations in Dane County. The Clinic is housed at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and directed by Annalee Good.

Our Mission

  1. Provide quality, collaborative, and culturally responsive evaluation services to schools and not for profit organizations in Wisconsin.
  2. Train graduate students to be “whole scholars”, applying engaged scholarship towards equitable and systemic change in education.
  3. Serve as a tangible, sustained, and responsive conduit between WCER, the University, Wisconsin educators, and communities.

Our Partners

Centro Hispano of Dane County
Clark Street Community School
Dane County Department of Human Services
Goodman Community Center
LEAD Center
Madison Metropolitan School District
Partner School Network
United Way of Dane County
Urban League Greater Madison
WISCIENCE and the ARMS program

Former Clinic Members

Donald Dantzler
Sujata Datar
Rachel Feldman
Laura Hamman
Arlene Strikwerda
Lai Wong

Current Clinic Members

Kelly Abrams
Gwendolyn Baxley
Larry D. Brown, Jr.
Ja'Dell Davis
Jacqueline Forbes
Regina Fuller
James Gleckner
Anthony Hernandez
Tyler Hook
Tenah Hunt
Juan Carlos Medina
Yasmin Rodriguez-Escutia
Kathy Villalon
Glen Water
Zach Watson


Clinic members

WCER Evaluation Clinic members partner with program staff from the Goodman Community Center to coordinate the Youth Evaluation Team, a group of high school youth from Madison conducting real evaluation projects in our community.


Clinic members

Clinic members meet biweekly in community of practice workshops to develop evaluation skills and knowledge, and discuss projects.

When is a project a “Clinic project”?

  • The client is a not-for-profit or government entity located in Dane County
  • The program of interest is education-related, and community- or school-initiated
  • There are some funds available for evaluation, but the scope of the project is smaller than a typical evaluation contract
Do you have a project and are interested in learning more? Please fill out a brief information request form.