IDS provides consulting services to help organizations quantify their needs and identify sources of funding so that they can implement evidence-based programs and services to improve the lives of children and families. Our clients have won over $100 million in discretionary grants since 1999.
Research avenues of grant funding
to provide resources for identified school district needs
Write persuasive grant proposals
that win grant money to implement evidence-based initiatives that include rigorous evaluation designs for measuring accountability.
Conduct needs assessments
to determine stakeholder opinions and concerns using custom-designed surveys, structured interviews, and focus groups
Conduct extensive literature reviews
to identify evidence-based programs that meet the needs of our clients and their stakeholders
Analyze student achievement and enrollment trends
using multivariate statistics and comparing local achievement to regional, state and national norm groups
Conduct well-designed evaluations
that exceed government requirements and provide actionable data to school districts to improve teaching and learning