Program Evaluations and Needs Assessments

TIER researchers regularly serve as evaluation partners for non-profit and government organizations. TIER’s evaluations are designed in collaboration with program and policy leads, reflecting TIER’s commitment to conducting accessible and useful evaluations that simultaneously satisfy funders, help programs improve practices and build their own evaluation capacity, and advance the research field.



Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant Needs Assessments

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health 


Juvenile Justice Involved Young Mothers

Funded by Evidence Based Practice Group, Annie E. Casey Foundation  


Evaluation of the Summer Learning Collaborative

TIER was the evaluation partner for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley’s Summer Learning Collaborative (SLC), a social and emotional learning (SEL) initiative offered in 15 summer programs serving 12 partners and more than 2,000 K-8th grade children who live in low-income communities within the Greater Boston area. The SLC program model uses education professionals experienced in SEL to coach SLC partners on how to implement developmentally appropriate SEL methods and practices at their summer programs. These practices are focused on the five SEL competencies taught by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework.

Funded by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

Contact Rebecca Fauth for more information.


Evaluation of the Massachusetts Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV)

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health 


Birth to Third Grade Partnership: Home Visiting Needs Assessment for the City of Cambridge

Funded by the City of Cambridge  


Laying the Groundwork for a Child Maltreatment Prevention Initiative: A Community-Based Mixed Methods Approach

Funded by Tufts Collaborates 


Creating the Groundwork for a Multi-State Evaluation of MIECHV’s Role Within Community Systems of Care

Funded by Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative 


Tufts Young Fathers Study

Funded by the William T. Grant Foundation and Children’s Trust, Massachusetts 


Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation—Phase 1

Funded by Children’s Trust, Massachusetts and Massachusetts Department of Public Health 


Touchpoints Early Child Care and Education Initiative Evaluation

Funded by Evidence Based Practice Group and the Annie E. Casey Foundation  funded by Brazelton Touchpoints Center funded by Evidence Based Practice Group and the Annie E. Casey Foundation  


Evaluation of the Gender Equity Model Sites Initiative

Funded by the Schott Foundation for Public Education