Education Research in the service of Action

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Arroyo Research Services

is an education research, monitoring and evaluation firm based in Asheville, NC. We help education organizations use data to understand their outcomes and assure that all students succeed.

What we do:

    • Evaluate education programs
    • Research promising educational practices, technologies and innovations
    • Design accountability and measurement tools for educational programs

Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -


The Arroyo Research Services team

Michelle Vruwink
Kim Muller
Kirk Vandersall
Crystal Martin-Nelson
Senior Associate
Brian Curry
Senior Associate
Alison Frank
Quantitative Research Analyst

We are pleased to work with a firm that uses experience gained in other states as a resource for ours, while respecting our unique history and structure.”

Marion Jones

Director, Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center

Our Services


Rigorous education research using thoughtful research design is at the core of all our work, including evaluation and consulting services. Our experience with real research in real schools under real constraints helps organizations meet the demand for evidence. Research services include:

    Rigorous Quantitative Studies

    Structured Qualitative Studies

    Curriculum Outcome Studies

    Randomized Controlled Trials


ARS evaluations focus on learner outcomes and build on our deep understanding of how schools, districts, and states organize and execute their work. We evaluate specific initiatives as well as multi-site and state-wide programs, of many different educational programs, including:

    Formal and Informal STEM Programs

    Professional Learning

    At-Risk Youth

    Migrant Education


For school districts, state agencies and education organizations, ARS consulting and professional services provide discovery, analysis, insight, and direction. We maximize existing data to answer your driving questions and to craft data-driven solutions. ARS consulting includes:

    Strategic Planning

    Evaluation Planning

    Accountability Design

    Needs Assessments

We’ve been referencing your work every time we have the chance. You were so great to work with – answering all our questions and really trying to understand our perspectives. I never knew evaluation could be so easy 🙂


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We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line or give us a call.
639 Pennsylvania Rd Arden, NC 28704 +1 (888) 742-8723
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