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Our Team

Sara Silver is a seasoned researcher who brings a unique blend of academic and practitioner skills to the evaluation field. At MI, she directs studies in a broad array of content areas. Sara has published articles in peer review journals on the topics of transition services and special and vocational education.



Secondary and Postsecondary Education

  • School-to-college preparation programs

  • Career and technical education

  • Middle school reform

  • Dropout prevention

  • Special education personnel preparation

  • Adult literacy

  • Professional development


Research and Evaluation

  • Mixed methods evaluation design

  • Quantitative and qualitative instrument development

  • Longitudinal data analyses

  • Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses

  • Qualitative data analyses

  • Reader-friendly reporting

  • Program improvement and evaluation technical assistance

  • Best practices identification and dissemination



  • Ph.D. (1983), Cognitive Psychology and Special Education, Kent State University

  • M.Ed. (1979), Special Education, Kent State University

  • M.A. (1978), Psychology, University of Kerala, India

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