The Evidence Institute promotes and supports evidence-based education and labor market policy.

The Evidence Institute is an independent think tank that offers policy advice and research services in the areas of education and the labor market. We are former decision-makers and researchers who gained expertise working for the Polish government and with international organizations including the World Bank and the OECD. We have also worked with governments in European and Asian countries as well as with global consulting companies. 

policy advice

research 

examples of our projects

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Policy advice and policy dissemination

We offer policy advice in the area of education and skills. Our expertise is based on practical experience from working in the Polish government and with the governments in Europe, Asia and Africa. We also have a good record of cooperation with recognized international organizations like the World Bank and the OECD.

We have practical experience and knowledge of policies in different countries in several areas, most notably in curriculum development, school evaluation, school finance and governance, decentralization, qualification frameworks, IT systems, policy research, and capacity building for evidence-based policy making. We can provide advice, perform analysis and draft policy reports. We organize partnerships for a wide range of policies. We offer seminars and workshops to share experts’ knowledge and experience.

student
assessments

Our experts were and are actively involved in national and international student assessments like PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS, PIAAC and ICILS. We have extensive experience in all the steps necessary to implement, conduct and analyze data from student assessments. We can plan and conduct assessments, provide managerial support, analyze data and draft reports. We have extensive technical expertise in the areas of framework and item development, survey planning and implementation, sampling, psychometrics and data analysis.

Evidence Institute is also involved in a project developing an innovative assessment platform. The platform will assess students’ skills in crucial areas like mathematics and reading, but it will also measure their socio-emotional skills, attitudes and opinions. The platform will provide feedback to students, parents and teachers while it will also provide insights for managers and policy makers.

research
and training

When it comes to educational research, we can offer you a wide variety of services, from planning research (organizing, training and supervising) to analyzing data, drafting analytical reports and developing policy insights. Our collaborators have experience in all these steps, while our main strengths lie in analysis combined with real policy-making experience. We participated in numerous research projects, including drafting reports for international organizations like the OECD, UNDP and the World Bank.

We offer training in all areas related to education research and assessments. Below is a list of topics our experts have covered in workshops organized nationally and in other countries:

  • Analysis of data from international studies like PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS and PIAAC
  • Large-scale assessments: planing, implementation and analysis
  • Advanced statistical analysis of large-scale student surveys in R and Stata (IRT scaling, regression and multilevel modelling, structural equations models)
  • Advanced measurement models and structural equation modelling in Mplus
  • Statistical analysis of education data
  • Causal models for education research
  • Data visualization in R and Stata