Courtney Clingan, a senior consultant with The Improve Group, leads the evaluation for CIFR. Clingan has been a key member of CIFR’s evaluation team since the center’s inception in 2014. Since then, her work has focused on real-time analysis and reporting to support continued improvement of CIFR’s targeted technical assistance.

Clingan draws evaluation experience from projects spanning multiple disciplines. Notably, she has also supported work partnering with WestEd and the Minnesota Department of Education on a statewide evaluation of the Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services program, which aims to avoid inappropriate referrals to special education programs among Minnesota schools. She has extensive experience overseeing evaluation design, data collection, analysis, and development of practical findings.