For each of the following topics, workshops from one hour overviews to multi-session deep dives can be tailored to meet your school's needs. In addition, consulting services around these topics can be provided to your institution on a per project, basis. Download a PDF of consulting and presentation topics here.

​​Consulting Services

Development of appropriate assessment instruments designed to measure defined learning objectives
Evaluation of assessment instruments to evaluate validity, reliability, and item quality

Data Analysis
Descriptive and predictive analytics utilizing qualitative and quantitative data
Factor analysis for surveys or assessments
Structural equation modeling
Model Mentoring

Program Evaluation: Formative and summative evaluation of interventions and/or grant funded programs
Survey Research: Design, administration, collection and analysis of scaled and open ended survey items to evaluate constructs of interest from targeted constituent groups
Focus Group Facilitation: Collection and analysis of constituent perceptions through structured focus groups representing the population of interest

Strategic Planning
Facilitation of organizational goal development and setting measurable objectives

Needs Assessment
Collection and analysis of perceptions across constituent groups using document review, surveys, observations and/or focus groups to evaluate existing practices and identify gaps and needs. Summary of findings provides input for strategic planning.

Educational Support

Masters and Dissertation consulting and tutoring for introduction to statistics courses available.

Presentation Topics


Formative and summative assessments
Item writing
Item analysis
Reliability and validity
Rubric development

Data Analysis
Introduction to Measurement
Descriptive Statistics
Predictive Analytics
Data Preparation and Analysis

Strategic Planning

Facilitation of organizational goal and objective setting, supporting the mission and designed to be measurable

Effective Grading Practices
Discussion and group activities around formative and summative assessments, measurement accuracy, grading with a rubric, and effective feedback strategies.
Evaluation of grading practices and policies to ensure accurate reflection of defined learning standards


Nicole’s skills in statistical modeling and data analysis clearly set the standard for applying this work in the education sector. An accomplished presenter and staff developer at the local and state levels, Nicole has the unique ability to communicate with audiences of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Her extensive work at the intersection of predictive analytics and pragmatic application in the classroom is an invaluable resource from both higher education and PK-12 perspectives. - New York school superintendent
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