Evaluation

Evaluation

Principal Investigator’s Guide: Managing Evaluation in Informal STEM Education Project (CAISE)
October 23, 2015 · Evaluation, Program Design

This Guide is designed to help principal investigators and other leaders of informal STEM education projects integrate evaluation into all phases of project design, development, and implementation. Such projects include exhibits, media projects, websites, community science projects, afterschool programs, festivals, family activities, online games, citizen science projects, and other efforts to help people learn about science in the course of […]

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Dimensions of Success (DoS) Observation Tool
October 23, 2015 · Evaluation, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

The Dimensions of Success observation tool (DoS), defines twelve indicators of STEM program quality throughout 4 broad domains: 1) Features of the Learning Environment, 2) Activity Engagement, 3) STEM Knowledge and Practices, and 4) Youth Development in STEM. While primarily developed for after-school, it can be used to observe activites led by teachers, private sector scientists, after-school workers, and more. […]

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Indiana’s Department of Education STEM Implementation Rubric
October 23, 2015 · Evaluation, Program Design

This rubric for implementing STEM in schools includes key benchmarks for cross-sector partnerships, another example of the ecosystems approach in state level education policy.

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Strategic Frame Analysis
October 23, 2015 · Evaluation

A 20-minute video explaining the FrameWorks approach to “reframing” communications to drive social change.

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Landscaping Baltimore’s STEM Ecosystem
October 23, 2015 · Evaluation, Underrepresented in STEM

This report describes a citywide STEM learning landscaping project, including methodologies, data and resulting recommendations, which are applicable beyond Baltimore.

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