College Research and Evaluation Services Team (CREST)

Who we are

The College Research and Evaluation Services Team (CREST) is the evaluation and data services unit of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Our mission is to partner with local schools and school districts, community colleges, other units within Arizona State University, and community-based organizations throughout the state to conduct use-inspired educational research and program evaluation studies.

With a team of Arizona-based, highly trained and experienced specialists, we bring a wealth of knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. Team affiliates include faculty, staff and graduate students from Teachers College. Together, we aim to actively engage educators and community members in the research and evaluation process from start to finish, working to identify challenges, frame evaluation questions, implement investigations, interpret results and disseminate findings.

What we offer

Through CREST, we provide technical assistance, consultation, and data management/analysis support to educators and school district leaders. We offer services in program evaluation design, implementation/fidelity to model evaluations and outcome/impact-focused evaluations.

When working with us, you can count on receiving expert service in survey methodology, instrument and test development, validation research and educational measurement. Through the development of small- and large-scale data collection systems (organization, data cleaning and longitudinal tracking), we also provide assistance with analysis and interpretation of complex data sets. Further, our team has extensive knowledge in value-added models (VAMs), as well as growth curve and other multi-level models.

We provide services to districts, schools, administrators, teachers and staff via face-to-face, or live, interactive video or desktop conferencing.  Fee-for-services are set in collaboration with partnering districts, schools, administrators, teachers and staff.  Costs are negotiated at a break-even rate, and tend to be substantially below those charged by independent consultants.


Wendy Barnard
 (480) 727-1362
College Research and Evaluation Services Team