“I hired Magnolia Consulting to conduct an evaluation of NASA’s “Space School Musical,” an innovative program to engage young learners in STEM through music, dance and the arts. Over three years’ time, my collaborator conducted dozens of professional development trainings for nearly 3,000 facilitators on using the musical with their students. My goal for the evaluation was to assess the quality and utility of the professional development sessions and to understand perceptions about the program and its activities, ease of implementation, program strengths, and student impacts.
Magnolia carried out a year-long effort during the 2nd year of program implementation. I greatly enjoyed working with their team and having access to their expertise in research and evaluation. I was very pleased with their approach to the project. Their work is thoughtful, thorough, skillful and straightforward. They used a variety of methods to obtain the information and produced a report that conveyed the results in a multitude of ways, making it comprehensive and coherent. The findings were quite gratifying, so that adds to my satisfaction as well! I highly recommend Magnolia’s team of consultants, they are a pleasure to work with.”