Much of AES’s work has focused on school choice, equity, excellence and diversity. Since 1996, AES has performed 67 Magnet Schools Assistance Program evaluations—more than any other provider. We are currently working on 10 Magnet Schools Assistance Program evaluation projects in Connecticut, New York, Florida, and California. AES partners with UCLA’s National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) for test score analysis as well as survey design and analysis.
Other programs we have evaluated include the Voluntary Public School Choice, Smaller Learning Communities, Teaching American History, Title IIB Math and Science Partnership, Title IID Enhancing Education Through Technology, Title VII Bilingual Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Drug-Free Schools, and National Science Foundation programs. AES has also written successful proposals for many of these programs.
AES has a long history of developing winning grant proposals that have secured millions of dollars for our clients. Our firm has special expertise in developing successful proposals for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program. AES has either written, or given technical assistance to 63 MSAP funded projects since 1996. In addition, AES wrote successful grants for two federally funded Equity Assistance Centers to enable them to support equity for all students throughout their regions.
In addition to existing grant writing and evaluation services, AES now offers planning and implementation support based on our years of experience evaluating and offering guidance to magnet schools. These strategies incorporate many of the lessons learned from the most successful projects.