Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth and Adults
Improving Educational Outcomes for Young People & Adults
ICF provides education consulting for primary to secondary, postsecondary, and adult education programs and institutions.
ICF supports the improvement of youth and adult education through research, evaluation, technical assistance, and training. Our expertise spans elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education and focuses on critical issues such as education reform and improvement; career pathways; college and career readiness; and student, education institution, and intervention program outcomes.
As a trusted partner to our clients — government at all levels and the wider array of organizations within the education sector ICF recognizes that their stakeholders—students, parents, educators, researchers, and policymakers — are our clients, too. ICF's approach is to improve the skills and knowledge of clients while building their capacity to meet future challenges.
ICF is a producer of research that meets rigorous methodological standards and has an extensive history of large scale evaluation of education initiatives, including randomized control trials, quasi-experimental studies, and mixed methods. Examining complex research questions, ICF researchers look for evidence-based answers that translate quickly into improved practice.
Combining proficiency in research and evaluation with expertise in technical assistance enables ICF to guide clients from research through to practical applications. As true partners to our clients, ICF considers their concerns and customizes technical assistance plans, implementation, and evaluations to achieve the outcomes they seek and the capacity to sustain their work.
Education Connections Newsletter Series
January 2018- Evaluation of capacity building technical assistance Capacity Building Center for States, interview with Caitlin Howley
December 2017 - Presentations at American Evaluation Association Evaluating college access programs, a capacity building practice model, evaluation by service providers
November 2017– Presentations at American Evaluation Association and Virginia Education Research Association conferences
September 2017 - International education, evaluation, market research U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Education, USAID, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, interview with Helene Jennings
August 2017 - Partnering with private as well as public organizations College Possible peer coaching, NAF career-themed academy, interview with Jing Sun
April 2017Conducting research that illuminates adult education and employment pathways
March 2017Evaluating student achievement, college access, and career pathways programs