Since 2002, we have cultivated our expertise through an expansive portfolio of work that has helped clients make clearer decisions using meaningful results.

Our focus areas include STEM evaluation, PreK-20 education products and programs, data use, postsecondary readiness and education, and school employee sexual misconduct. Click on each tab below to learn more and see examples of our work.

STEM InfographicMagnolia Consulting has conducted over 65 STEM research and evaluation studies in formal, informal, and out-of-school time settings across various areas, including

  • K-20 engineering, bioscience, and geoscience education programs
  • Undergraduate and graduate preparation programs
  • Teacher preparation and professional development
  • Partnerships and Communities of Practice
  • Workforce development
  • Citizen science

We provide our STEM clients at postsecondary institutions, museums, and NASA centers with evaluation designs and results that help their projects meet the program objectives of funders such as NASA and the National Science Foundation.

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Magnolia Consulting has conducted over 60 efficacy, implementation, usability, feasibility, and pilot studies of education products spanning PreK-20. We have decades of experience conducting multi-site studies in the areas of

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English language proficiency
  • Digital learning
  • Educator professional development

We customize every study to meet clients’ needs, and we have demonstrated expertise in designing studies aligned with What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) standards and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) levels of evidence.

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Nebraska TDUS ReportMagnolia Consulting works with clients to improve their understanding of data use through research, instrument development, and capacity building. We have extensive experience supporting state education agency leaders, school and district administrators, and classroom teachers to use data to inform education policy and practice.

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Marshall Islands ReportMagnolia Consulting has collaborated with evaluation partners including state education agencies and postsecondary institutions to offer services in the following areas

  • College readiness and success
  • Postsecondary transitions
  • Workforce reeducation and development

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DOJ Educator Sexual MisconductMagnolia Consulting has expertise in studying school employee sexual misconduct including sexual abuse or misconduct with a student or minor. Our expertise includes conducting cross-state policy analysis, case studies, interviews, and surveys of staff with state education agencies and school districts.

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“We appreciate and have thrived on Magnolia’s collaborative approach to evaluation for several STEM education projects funded by NASA and NSF. Together we jointly created and subsequently followed a robust evaluation plan and logic model. Our projects have greatly benefited from their formative evaluation feedback. Magnolia’s interim and summative project reports are always informative and professional.”   

Joelle Clark, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Northern Arizona University