WHAT WE OFFER
1. RESEARCH SERVICES
SREAMS provides services related to the conduct of social research in both the quantitative and qualitative paradigms. These may include:
- Performing statistical analysis of data including: Simple descriptive analysis of data, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) using AMOS and/or Mplus, Multi-level Analysis/Modeling (MLA/MLM) using Mplus.
- Conducting case studies.
3. EVALUATION SERVICES
SREAMS provides services related to the conduct of program evaluation. These may include:
- Conducting needs assessment analysis for program planning purposes;
- Conducting evaluations of program implementation and progress (formative evaluations for program improvement);
- Conducting evaluations of program outcomes (summative evaluations to provide recommendations for future programs or provide advice on program strengths and weaknesses).
2. EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT AND TESTING SERVICES
SREAMS provides psychometric services related to large-scale student achievement testing programs. These may include:
- The translation of learning outcome statements into assessable and measurable test items and tasks;
- Development and trialling of test items and tasks;
- Calibration of test item difficulties;
- Equating tests;
- Estimation of student ability levels.
4. RESOURCE ALLOCATION SERVICES
SREAMS provides services to Government bodies concerned with the distribution of resources. These may include:
- Collecting and assembling data needed for the distribution of resources;
- Development of indices for the differential distribution of resources based on needs criteria;
- Development of School Budget Allocative systems.
WHO WE HAVE WORKED FOR
Research, evaluation, and/or psychometric analysis clients of SREAMS have included the Victorian Department of Education, the Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority, the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO), the New South Wales Department of Education, the South Australian Department of Education, the Queensland Studies Authority, the Tasmanian Department of Education, the Victorian Department of Human Services, the Commonwealth Department of Family Services, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), and the Educational Testing Centre at The University of New South Wales.