The Hunter College Urban Center for Assessment, Research, and Evaluation (UCARE)
The Hunter College Urban Center for Assessment, Research, and Evaluation (UCARE) was established to serve colleges and universities, K-12 public schools, and community-based organizations in their efforts to improve teaching and learning in urban settings. In keeping with this mission, our center offers a variety of programs and services including:
- Curriculum and Program Development
- School Collaboration and Improvement
- Educational and Psychological Assessment
- Program Evaluation
- Instructional Technology
- In keeping with our stated mission, UCARE strives to achieve the following goals:
- To advance multi- and inter-disciplinary social and psychological research and theory in urban settings;
- To provide professional development for urban school personnel in the collection, analysis, interpretation and use of assessment data for school improvement;
- To provide professional development for urban school personnel in the identification, selection, and implementation of appropriate instructional technology;
- To conduct school-based program evaluations and assist program personnel in the training and development of program evaluation activities;
- To disseminate knowledge on urban public schools through Center publications, symposia, workshops, and conferences.
Watch keynote presentations of Dr. Ronald Ferguson and Dr. Pedro Noguera at the UCARE Symposium on the Achievement Gap.