Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates

who we are

Metis Associates, a national research and consulting firm headquartered in New York City, brings over 40 years of experience in evaluation, information technology, and grant development to its work with a wide range of organizations committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.
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latest insights

Arkansas Tech University – Ozark

Often in our research and evaluation work we publish positive findings that demonstrate that our clients’ efforts are achieving their desired outcomes. However, positive outcomes do not always translate into tangible resources needed to sustain successful programming. The challenge that agencies and nonprofits face in sustaining their successful programs attracted our interest in Arkansas Community College’s (ACC) College Counts!


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on our minds

The importance of relationship building in the age of educational technology

Lori RamseyRecently, an article in Ed Week caught my eye. It consisted of a set of interviews with five experts in educational technology and focused on their wishes for and concerns about technology in the classrooms of the future. I enjoyed reading the article and many of the different opinions stood out to me as ones that I relate to and find useful. However, one idea struck me as particularly important. An area that I think is all too often overlooked.

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upcoming events

December 15 - Release of The Annual Arts In Schools Report , NYC DEO, New York, Susanne Harnett and Esti Hellmann (Metis) to attend with The Chancellor, the NYC Commissioner for Arts and Culture, and the Director of Arts Education for NYC schools.


February 7-9 - 2018 Magnet Schools of America National Policy Training Conference, Washington, DC Participants: Claire Aulicino and Marilyn Zlotnik.


rigorous evaluation – then & now

In October of 1977 (just two months after Metis’s incorporation), the Joint Dissemination Review Panel (funded by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, the National Institute of Education, and the U.S. Office of Education) published the Ideabook (G. Kasten Tallmadge, RMC Research Corporation, Mountain View California).
The Ideabook was prepared in order to provide guidance to practitioners about ways to gather “convincing” evidence about the effectiveness of educational innovations – many of which were supported by Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Clearly, what passed for “convincing” in those days would today fall far short of the rigorous standards promulgated by the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), an initiative of the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

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