Areas of Expertise

University of Nebraska-Lincoln National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS)

RMC Research Corporation is serving as the external evaluator for the 5-year NSF-funded Research Traineeship Program (NRT) – Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) (Award #173562) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The NRT award to UNL establishes a new graduate training program that focuses on understanding the resilience of…

RMC Research Drills Down on Essential Mathematics Skills

Research indicates that there are some skills that are difficult to develop on your own—you probably need a good teacher to grow in certain areas. One of these areas is learning fractions, another is learning algebra. Without assistance, these skills are not going to develop and persist.[1] Of course, there are other skills that must…

Working with State and District Stakeholders to Collect Useful Data

Excellent research relies on collecting complete, high quality, and useful data elements from stakeholders. Through various projects, RMC Research works with research partners in states, districts, and schools to collect these data in a way that minimizes the burden placed on research partners, ensures consistency across sites, and that can provide useful information back to…

RMC Research Supports Development of a Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment in Kansas

RMC Research is working in partnership with REL Central at Marzano Research, the Kansas State Department of Education, and representatives of Kansas educator preparation programs to support development and implementation of the Kansas Student Observation Assessment Record (SOAR). The project focuses on technical support to develop scoring and scorer training procedures that foster reliable and…

The Broad Center Impact Study

2017 – 2018 The Broad Center (TBC) has been working for nearly a decade to help prepare educational leaders for the nation’s public districts, states, and charter school networks. RMC Research partnered with TBC to conduct a study of student achievement and other student outcomes (including achievement gap closure) associated with having TBC-trained leaders and…

The iCenter Impact Study

2017 – 2018 The iCenter is an organization dedicated to advancing excellence and innovation in Israel education and serving as a national hub and catalyst for building, shaping, and supporting the field. RMC Research partnered with The iCenter to conduct a study of goal attainment, strategy effectiveness, professional networks, and stakeholder impacts. The information was…

Evaluation of PeaceJam Curriculum

2017 – 2018 The PeaceJam Foundation develops young leaders committed to positive change in themselves and their communities through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Prize winners. PeaceJam accomplishes this mission through award-winning documentaries, service-learning curricula, and events around the world that engage more than a million youth worldwide and inspire millions of high-quality service projects….

Imagine Learning – Propensity-Score Matching Impact Study

2017 – 2018 Imagine Language and Literacy is a computer-based instructional program that helps students acquire English language and literacy skills through individualized instruction. The intervention is targeted towards elementary grades, emergent readers, struggling readers, English language learners, and students with disabilities. In close collaboration with Imagine Learning, RMC Research conducted a efficacy study using…

Evaluation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Language & Culture Institute

2016 – 2018 The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) Tribal Department of Education created a Language & Culture Institute to expand upon existing Lakota/Dakota language programming on the Standing Rock Reservation, located in central North and South Dakota. The Institute was intended to significantly improve opportunities for students, families, and other community members to become…

Evaluation of the University of Nebraska Omaha QuaSim Project – (A Virtual Interactive Quantum Cryptography Educator – Project Based Gamified Educational Paradigm)

2017 – 2018 RMC Research will serve as the external evaluator for the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) project, QuaSim: A Virtual Interactive Quantum Cryptography Educator – A Project-Based Gamified Educational Paradigm. QuaSim aims to transform traditional subject-based lectures in quantum cryptography to a project-based virtual environment where students can interactively learn the subject matter….

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