Completed Projects

Transitions in Mathematics for Middle School (TIMMS)
CREA will provide services as an external evaluator for the TIMMS project.

Funding: U.S. Department of Education, the Nevada Collaborative Teaching Improvement Program (NeCoTIP)
Period of Performance: January 1st, 2017 – September 28th, 2018.
Principal Investigator: Travis Olson, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Micah Stohlmann, Ph.D.
CREA Role: Evaluator
CREA Team: Dr. Gwen Marchand, Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins, Christie Higgins-Gardner

UNLV AeOP/RET Summer Program Evaluation
CREA will serve as an internal evaluator for a six-week long intensive STEM summer program for computer science and programming targeting middle and high school students that can be sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Funding: College of Engineering
Period of Performance: Beginning May 2018
Principal Investigator: Dr. Justin Zhan and Dr. Paul Oh
CREA Role: Internal Evaluator
CREA Team: Dr. Gwen Marchand, Dr. Tiberio Garza, Christie Higgins-Gardner, Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins

More information can be found at the UNLV AeOP Program website.

Nevada Department of Education External Outcomes Evaluation Phase One
In partnership with ACS Ventures and MYS Project & Brand Management, CREA completed an evaluation of programs designed to enhance education across the state of Nevada.
Funding: ACS Ventures/Nevada Department of Education
Period of Performance: April 12th, 2016 – June 30th, 2017
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chad Buckendahl
CREA Principal Investigator: Dr. Gwen C. Marchand
CREA Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Tiberio Garza, Dr. Joseph Morgan
CREA Team: Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins, Eboni Caridine

More information can be found at the ACS Ventures website, here.

Nevada Department of Education External Outcomes Evaluation Phase Two
In partnership with ACS Ventures and MYS Project & Brand Management, CREA will provide the second phase of an evaluation of programs designed to enhance education across the state of Nevada.

Funding: ACS Ventures/Nevada Department of Education
Period of Performance: December 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2019.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chad Buckendahl
CREA Principal Investigator: Dr. Gwen Marchand
CREA Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Tiberio Garza, Dr. Joseph Morgan
CREA Team: Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins, Christie Higgins-Gardner

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Values Five-Year Evaluation
CREA, with its faculty affiliates, completed an evaluation of the library services grant programs in the state of Nevada and how they met the goals and values outlined by the LSTA.
Funding: Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records
Principal Investigator: Dr. PG Schrader
CREA Co-Principcal Investigator: Dr. Gwen Marchand
CREA Team: Mehmet Dulgar, Manognya Murukutla, Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins, and Laura Bennett

More information can be found at the Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records website, here.

Turnaround Zone Evaluation
CREA completed an evaluation of selected Clark County School District Turnaround Zone high schools, focusing on their activities and outcomes of their turnaround efforts.
Funding: College of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gwen Marchand
Co-Printipcal Investigators: Dr. CarolAnne Kardash, Dr. Michael Nussbaum
CREA Team: Rachel Part

The final evaluation report can be found at Turnaround Zone Evaluation Report.


Analysis Projects
UNLV Libraries Analysis


Data Validation
Beacon Charter School data validation completed by Dr. Tiberio Garza.