The Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS) is a division of the Department of Educational Research Methodology (ERM) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The purpose of OAERS rests at the intersection of two goals. The first goal is to offer exceptional consulting services and technical resources in the areas of assessment, program evaluation, and data analysis to individuals and organizations in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina, and beyond. The second goal is to provide graduate students in ERM extensive hands-on applied experiences to support their training and professional growth. Through meeting these two goals, OAERS is able to deliver valuable research and evaluation support to organizations while providing a rich training ground for the next generation of leaders in the fields of assessment, program evaluation, and data analysis.
Consulting services offered by OAERS are led by a team of researchers that include ERM faculty members and the highly accomplished graduate students of ERM. Leveraging the expertise of ERM faculty allows OAERS to provide high quality consultation across a wide range of methodologies and applications. Through involvement in OAERS consulting services, ERM graduate students are able to gain valuable practical experience in the design and analysis of assessments, program evaluations, and research studies. For more information about consulting services offered by OAERS, click here.
OAERS also houses and supports a comprehensive internship matching program that matches internship opportunities of professional organizations with ERM graduate students seeking practical experience in assessment, program evaluation, or research methodology. Our internship matching program has been met with fantastic success, and is rapidly expanding to include a wide range of professional organizations with internship opportunities that are both national and international. For more information about the OAERS internship matching program, and how to partner with OAERS in this initiative, click here.