Rapid Research Evaluation, LLC (RPDRE) is the first minority-owned rapid evaluation firm in the US. We analyze all data through an equity and empathy lens. We achieve this by disrupting the Research & Evaluation industry which is often cost and time ineffective and inefficient. We employ the most rigorous research methods (advanced statistics, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, data science, qualitative methods) to improve human lives. Our passion is to help high-performing leaders, companies, and organizations better utilize data and evidence to rapidly, affordably, and efficiently meet goals and achieve results. RPDRE was founded by Dr. Peter T. Keo who is an industry expert and respected thought leader. Dr. Keo wanted to solve a simple (but very costly) problem for leaders, companies, and organizations across industries.
Misalignment between strategic goals and evidence to inform decisions: Strategic decisions often are not linked to high-quality data and evidence. High-quality because the research methods employed are rigorous and the best and most advanced. Expensive, long, and late results from service providers: Traditional research and evaluation engagements are expensive and take too long to complete, often missing critical inflection points and opportunities to inform policies and practices for continuous improvement.
Expensive, long, and late results from service providers: Traditional research and evaluation engagements are expensive and take too long to complete, often missing critical inflexion points and opportunities to inform policies and practices for continuous improvement.
We are accelerating the pace and rate at which social impact and opportunity are advanced in America. We are passionate about using the best research, evaluation, and data science methods to solve problems for high-performing leaders, companies, and organizations. We produce high-quality results rapidly, eliminating waste, and redirecting cost savings for growth.
We work with educated consumers: CEOs, C-level executives, senior leaders, and other decision-makers who understand the importance and value of responsibly using research, evidence, and data to continuously make informed decisions and to scale impact. We vehemently believe that data and evidence, when used responsibly, can accelerate growth and expand opportunities for clients and the communities they serve. We support K-12 districts & schools and ESG partners.
Three words that best describe us: Rapid, Affordable, and Efficient. We produce results quickly but never compromise on quality. Excellence is everything, from start to finish.
We leverage rapid evaluations and artificial intelligence to rapidly close opportunity and equity gaps in K-12 American public education.
RPDRE has over 30 years of knowledge and experience. We engage in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research aimed at supporting leaders and the development of human capital.
Because of our work, opportunity and equity gaps will be exposed and all learners can rapidly access resources they need and deserve to drastically change their lives. Because of our work, state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) can rapidly, cost-effectively, and efficiently leverage data to close opportunity and equity gaps for students, especially from poor and low-income backgrounds.
We provide evidence-based, data-driven, client-focused solutions focused on scaling impact to deliver exceptional services beyond the momentary touch-point.
We work with our clients to identify and address the root causes of the problems they confront and to devise sustainable solutions.
Research and Evaluation services have saturated the market. The challenge is vetting them for quality control. The cost of R&E services is too high. One research cycle takes on average 12 months to complete. That’s too expensive and too long. Opportunities to make smart decisions are often missed because deadlines are missed. MOST IMPORTANTLY: traditional R&E services are not culturally responsive, which impacts the rate at which opportunity and equity initiatives can be advanced. Bottom line: The time to disrupt the supply side of R&E is right now.
The optics for R&E services is a one-size-fits-all model. That’s not good for the R&E industry. The challenge is that too many bad apples, meaning improperly trained R&E professionals, give the industry a bad reputation. The demand for high-quality R&E services is high but there’s a need to vet good from bad R&E services. MOST IMPORTANTLY: the R&E industry must provide better opportunities to develop the next generation of culturally responsive professionals. Bottom line: The time to disrupt the demand side of R&E is right now.
We complete high-quality, rigorous customized research in ≤ 60 days.
Cleaned, Existing Data
We complete 1 research study in ≤ 30 days, with pre-existing cleaned datasets.
Raw, New Data
We complete 1 research study in ≤ 60 days, with raw datasets.
We evaluate interventions using Statistics and/or qualitative methods in ≤ 60 days.
Cleaned, Existing Data
We complete 1 impact evaluation in ≤ 30 days, with pre-existing cleaned datasets.
Raw, New Data
We complete 1 impact evaluation in ≤ 60 days, with raw datasets.
We provide actionable & achievable growth strategies based on findings.
We strategically align recommendations to achievable outcomes.
Recommendations focus on action steps, from start to finish.
Traditional R&E is expensive and takes too long to complete. Long delays are costly and often miss opportunities to impact real change.
Because R&E is extremely specialized and expensive, not everyone who needs it can afford or access it.
Existing R&E teams are often short-staffed, not having sufficient bandwidth to meet growing impact demands from funders and donors.
Cost-savings from our Rapid, Affordable, Efficient services can be redirected to deepen opportunity and equity impact at scale and drastically improve conditions for the most vulnerable populations.
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