External Evaluation Reports
Visit this section to find reports and evaluations generated from outside the IRIS Center.
- The IRIS 3+2 Briefing Book and accompanying appendix summarize the work accomplished during the first two years of the current funding cycle. This briefing book was prepared as part of the “3+2” evaluation of the IRIS Center. As part of the evaluation, a meeting of project staff, evaluators, and Federal officials was held in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2014. Evaluators attended virtually via video teleconference, and all other participants attended in person. The intent of this meeting, facilitated by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) for the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, was to review the progress of this project in achieving its stated objectives during the first two years of its current award. The IRIS Center’s accomplishments and evaluation activities to date as well as its planned future activities were discussed. After the meeting, staff at AIR summarized the evaluation results in The IRIS Center 3+2 Evaluation Report. Click here to read the report.
- Evaluation of the Personnel Development Program to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (PDF)
This 2013 report, produced by the U.S. Department of Education in conjunction with the Institute of Education Science (IES) and the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, represents a highly detailed effort “to conduct evaluations of the implementation and impact of programs supported under IDEA,” the IRIS Center among them.
- IRIS Center Resource Use and Perceived Influence (PDF)
This report from an external evaluator details the results of a survey to determine who is using IRIS Resources, how highly they rate those resources, and to what extent those resources influence their practices and programs. The survey focused on college and university faculty and professional providers.
IRIS Center External Evaluation: Formative Outcome Evaluation Findings of Faculty and Professional Development Providers (PDF)
Conducted and compiled by the IRIS Center’s external evaluator Dr. Bianca Montrosse, this comprehensive evaluation report assesses data around four key areas: (1) who is using the IRIS Center’s resources (i.e., Modules); (2) how IRIS is satisfying current needs, (3) how the IRIS Center’s Modules are being infused in courses, curricula, and professional development, and (4) future needs.