Policy Studies Associates


A collaborative relationship

PSA client list

Achievement First
Afterschool Alliance
After-School All-Stars
Alexandria City (VA) Public Schools
America Achieves
American Institutes for Research
American Youth Policy Forum
Annenberg Foundation
Asia Society
Baltimore City (MD) Public Schools
Baltimore Community Foundation
Baltimore Curriculum Project
Boston After School & Beyond
Boston Plan for Excellence
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Center for American Progress
Center on Education Policy
Change the Equation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Chesterfield County (VA) Public Schools
Child Trends
Children’s Aid
Children's Arts and Science Workshop
Citizen Schools
City of Philadelphia
City Year
City Year Los Angeles
City Year New York
Civic Ventures
CNA Corporation
Collaborative Communications
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and                  Emotional Learning (CASEL)
College Bound
College Summit
Cornerstone Literacy, Inc.
Council of Chief State School Officers
Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives
DC Public Education Fund
DC Trust
Delaware Academy for School Leadership
Detroit Children’s Fund
District of Columbia Office of the State                     Superintendent of Education (DC OSSE)
E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
Education Development Center
Education Northwest
Edvance Research, Inc.
Edwin Gould Foundation
El Paso Collaborative
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
ExpandED Schools (formerly The After-School         Corporation)
Experience Corps
Exploring the Arts
Foundations, Inc.
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Grand Island Public Schools, NE
Grantmakers for Education
Harford County (MD) Public Schools
Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF)
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Heads Up
Higher Achievement
Hope Street Group
Huntington Learning Center
ICF International
Ignite, Inc.


Imagine Science
Institute of Educational Leadership
J.P. Morgan Chase, Inc.
Jobs for The Future, Inc.
Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.
Kratos Technology and Training Solutions
Latin American Youth Center
Laureate Education, Inc.
Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff            Development Council)
Learning Leaders, Inc.
Local Initiatives Support Group
Lois And Richard England Family Foundation
Maine Sea Coast Mission
Maryland State Department of Education
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium
Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools
NASA—Kennedy Space Center
National 4-H Council
National Academy of Education
National Academy of Sciences
National Afterschool Association
National Association of Service and                          Conservation Corps
National Education Association
National Environmental Education Foundation
National Geographic Society Education                  Foundation
National Governors Association
National League of Cities
National Organization on Disability
National Public Education Support Fund
National SAM Innovation Project
NEA Foundation
New American Schools Development                        Corporation
New Hampshire State Department of Education
New Jersey After 3
New Visions for Public Schools
New York City Department of Youth and                   Community Development
New York City Leadership Academy
Northwestern University
Pew Charitable Trusts
Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership
Public Education Network
Queen Anne County (MD) Public Schools
RAND Corporation
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
Reading Partners
REL West
ReServe, Inc.
Robin Hood Foundation
Safe and Sound Campaign of Baltimore
San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
Save the Children Federation
Scholastic, Inc.
Siemer Institute for Family Stability
South Carolina State Legislature Education Oversight Committee
South Central Comprehensive Center
Southeast Regional Service Center
Southwest Educational Development Lab
Spencer Foundation
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
SRI International
St. Mary's County Public Schools
Stanford University


What our clients are saying

Supporting Public Schools of Choice
Sylvan Learning, Inc.
Teach for America, Inc.
Teach Plus
Teaching for Change
Technology Education Research Center
Temple University
The Abell Foundation
The After School Institute (TASI)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Community Foundation
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
The Education Trust
The Fund for Educational Excellence
The Galef Institute
The Hecksher Foundation for Children
The Hope Street Group
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Learning Together Company
The McKnight Foundation
The National Science Foundation
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation
The Noyce Foundation
The Teagle Foundation
The Wallace Foundation
The Young Women's Leadership Network
Time Warner
Tulane University
U.S. Department of Education
    National Center for Education Statistics
    Policy and Program Studies Service (PPSS)
    Institute for Education Sciences (IES)
U.S. Dream Academy
United Way of Genesee County
United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley
United Way Worldwide
University of California San Diego
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Wisconsin
Urban Institute
Urban Libraries Council
Vanderbilt University
Venture Philanthropy Partners
Virginia Tech
Washington State Office of Superintendent of         Public Instruction
Western Carolina University
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
William Penn Foundation
William T. Grant Foundation
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Wireless Generation
YMCA of the USA
Youth on the Edge of Greatness


I have worked with PSA for nearly 15 years, and found the PSA staff to be consummate professionals. They consistently deliver their high-quality work-product in a timely manner and within budget. They are very knowledgeable about both research methods and education policy. I have valued their advice in all stages of our research, and appreciated their flexibility when obstacles present themselves.

– Client, national non-profit

We have been privileged to work with PSA since 2002 through funder-sponsored evaluations of our initial work in the field of arts in education. As a young organization, PSA demystified the evaluation process for us, providing practical information for organization and program improvement and capacity building. PSA’s unique ability to gain client cooperation and buy-in for the evaluation process from all stakeholders demonstrates their collaborative process and collegiality. PSA enabled us to identify and adopt reasonable measures for success and develop a theory of change to map our plan of action.
Client, local non-profit