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Anne D'Agostino



  • Researcher, Evaluator 


Dr. Anne D'Agostino is a founding member of Compass Evaluation and Research, Inc. with more than 13 years experience in planning, designing, managing, and conducting program and project evaluations and research. Her areas of expertise include early childhood through postsecondary education, special education, teacher professional development, out-of-school time, and community-based programs involving traditionally under-represented populations. Her work has included both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analyses. She regularly designs, manages, and/or conducts mail and web-based surveys, phone interviews, in-person interviews, and focus groups as well as quasi-experimental research designs.

Dr. D'Agostino earned her Masters of Science and Doctorate degrees from UNC-G in Human Development and Family Studies. She also has completed her certificate in public health at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as additional coursework in the survey methodology program through Odum Institute's (UNC-Chapel Hill) Certificate Program in Survey Methodology. The survey methodology program is designed to provide students and working professionals with knowledge and skills for designing and conducting surveys and analyzing and reporting survey results. The program includes: survey sampling, survey computing and data analysis, questionnaire design, data collection methods, and real-world, hands-on experience.

Dr. D'Agostino, along with all employees of Compass Evaluation and Research, grounds her practice in building the evaluation capacity and effectiveness of its client organizations using a collaborative approach. Collaborative evaluation engages key program stakeholders throughout the evaluative process, beginning with the development of a logic model through finalizing evaluation reports. Actively involving program stakeholders and providing intensive technical assistance promotes expanding the evaluation expertise of program staff and helps to ensure that evaluation produces information that is useful for improving programs, informing decisions about future programming, and demonstrating program effectiveness and impact.


program evaluation and research in early childhood and k-12 education