Evaluation

Evaluation

Common Instrument
Evaluation, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

The Common Instrument is a survey developed by PEAR for youth 10 years or older that includes 10 self-report items to assess child and adolescent interest and engagement in science. The Common Instrument is simple and quick to administer, easy to receive feedback on, and useable for pre-post analysis.

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Principal Investigator’s Guide: Managing Evaluation in Informal STEM Education Project (CAISE)
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
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
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
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
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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