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Carrie E. Markovitz

Pronouns: She/Her

Program Area Director for Youth Research
Carrie is a youth development expert and leading methodologist in evaluation research and design.

Carrie is a program area director in youth research for NORC. She is a nationally recognized expert and leading methodologist in evaluation research and design. She has provided 25 years of social science research and evaluation to understanding how best to support young people through their transition from youth to adulthood. While Carrie is experienced across the spectrum of evaluation designs, she specializes in experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation and led the development of NORC’s web-based randomization tool for use by programs participating in randomization studies. In addition, she has directed a number of feasibility and evaluability assessments tasked with developing an evaluation design for later implementation.

The common element across Carrie’s numerous studies in multiple research fields has been a focus on positive youth development. Most recently, as Principal Investigator for the Chicago Hospital- Working Group project, Carrie led the design of an evaluation of six city-wide hospital-based violence intervention programs for combating youth violence in the city of Chicago. She also developed a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of six Quantum Opportunities Programs for at-risk youth. For over a decade, she has served as Project Director on a series of technical assistance projects for the AmeriCorps program, in which she directs the provision of evaluation technical assistance and evaluation capacity building supports to hundreds of AmeriCorps grantees in various focus areas (education, workforce development, anti-poverty programs, housing, energy usage, etc.) for several evaluation designs, including implementation, outcome, and impact evaluations.

Prior to joining NORC, Carrie worked for several federal research contractors designing and managing multi-million dollar projects. Carrie also has prior experience providing technical assistance directly to communities and youth-serving organizations. As part of her work at the Center for Youth Development and Policy Research, Carrie developed materials and tools to assist communities in providing comprehensive, integrated services for young people. She also developed and administered local surveys on attitudes and issues concerning youth, and developed a system for rating localities on their readiness to participate in various types of partnerships.



University of Maryland


The George Washington University


Dickinson College

Appointments & Affiliations

Abstract Review Team Member | Quantitative Research Technical Interest Group

American Evaluation Association Annual Conference

Member | 1998 - Present

American Evaluation Association

Member | 2004 - Present

American Statistical Association

Member | 2013 - Present

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness

Board Member | 2015 - Present

Latin American Youth Center

Board Member | 2007 - 2015

Montgomery County Conservation Corps

Project Contributions

Second Chance Act Follow-up Study

Exploring long-term impacts on participants from SCA’s 2009 evaluation


National Institute of Justice

Evaluating the 2009 Second Chance Act Programs

NORC evaluates the impact of programs that support the formerly incarcerated


National Institute of Justice

Minnesota Reading Corps K-3 Impact Evaluation

NORC finds tutoring by AmeriCorps volunteers brought benefits to most young students


Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Evaluating the Tempe Preschool Resource Expansion

Assessing whether Tempe PRE improves kindergarten readiness and future achievement for low-income children


Helios Education Foundation

Support for AmeriCorps State and National Grantees

NORC works with Corporation for National and Community Service on evidence and evaluation


Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Minnesota Reading Corps Pre-K Program Evaluation

Demonstrating that AmeriCorps volunteer tutors can improve preschoolers’ literacy


Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)