Meet the TAACCCT National Evaluation Team

Abt Associates Inc. is the prime contractor for the Round 4 TAACCCT national evaluation. Abt Associates is a mission driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and economic policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked 19th among the top U.S. research organizations and as one of the top 25 global research firms in 2010. The employee-owned company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.

Urban Institute fosters sound public policy and effective government by analyzing policies, evaluating programs, and informing community development to improve social, civic, and economic well-being. Urban leads the national evaluation of Rounds 1-3 TAACCCT grants and also brings their expertise to the Round 4 national evaluation team.

National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago  Founded in 1941, NORC is a non-profit, social science research organization affiliated with the University of Chicago, whose mission is to conduct high-quality research in the public interest. NORC leads the structured fieldwork and implementation analysis for the Round 2-3 TAACCCT grants, conducts evaluability assessments, and will provide this expertise to the Round 4 national evaluation.

Capital Research Corporation (CRC), an Arlington, Virginia research and consulting firm established in 1998, specializes in program evaluation, policy analysis, and development of automated information systems. The firm has particular expertise in providing program and policy evaluations to assist decision-makers responsible for employment, training, education, welfare, health, and other human services programs.

George Washington University‘s Burt S. Barnow is a senior advisor to the TAACCCT national evaluation. Dr. Barnow has over 30 years of experience as an economist and manager of research projects in the fields of workforce investment, program evaluation, performance analysis, labor economics, welfare, poverty, child support, and fatherhood.