Abt Associates is a leader in the development and application of rigorous evaluation methods. We apply this expertise to the evaluation studies we conduct, and we also work to improve the quality of education studies conducted by others.
Multiple federal grant programs now require rigorous, local evaluations as a grant component. Abt is the premier provider of technical assistance to these local evaluators, assisting more than 130 research teams to ensure that their studies can meet the highest standards of scientific evidence. Abt also contributes to the development and testing of new methods used to evaluate educational programs through research focused on a variety of methodological problems and issues.