Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates

who we are

Metis Associates, a national research and consulting firm headquartered in New York City, brings over 40 years of experience in evaluation, information management, and grant development to its work with a wide range of organizations committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.
Meet Our Team

latest insights

Arkansas Tech University – Ozark

Often in our research and evaluation work we publish positive findings that demonstrate that our clients’ efforts are achieving their desired outcomes. However, positive outcomes do not always translate into tangible resources needed to sustain successful programming. The challenge that agencies and nonprofits face in sustaining their successful programs attracted our interest in Arkansas Community College’s (ACC) College Counts!

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on our minds

why we changed our team name

Lori RamseyFor many years Metis Associates has had a distinct information management unit, which functioned as a third leg to the other two Metis expertise areas: Program Evaluation and Grant Development. Lately it has been on our minds that technology has changed, and we have changed; so we decided to change our team name.

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upcoming events

June 28 - The Regional Partnership Grants Annual Grantee Meeting, Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC. Participants: Joy Zacharia and Jing Zhu.

July 15-18 - GEAR UP Conference. "Engaging GEAR UP Stakeholders in Strategic and Meaningful Data Practices." Presenters: Julia Alemany and Jennica Vincent, Oregon GEAR UP

40th anniversary special article series

rigorous evaluation – then & now

In October of 1977 (just two months after Metis’s incorporation), the Joint Dissemination Review Panel (funded by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, the National Institute of Education, and the U.S. Office of Education) published the Ideabook (G. Kasten Tallmadge, RMC Research Corporation, Mountain View California).
The Ideabook was prepared in order to provide guidance to practitioners about ways to gather “convincing” evidence about the effectiveness of educational innovations – many of which were supported by Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Clearly, what passed for “convincing” in those days would today fall far short of the rigorous standards promulgated by the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), an initiative of the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

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