Research in ITEST
All ITEST projects are expected to produce empirical findings and/or research tools that contribute to knowledge about which models and interventions with K-12 students and teachers are most likely to increase capacity in the STEM workforce of the future. In addition, NSF's ITEST program is committed to supporting research projects that accumulate knowledge across projects to inform further strategy development, impact assessment, and implementation studies. Below are examples of funded ITEST research studies and related publications that demonstrate what light projects are shedding on these issues.
In addition, to learn the latest about NSF's research requirements for funded work, STELAR will be hosting a webinar on February 26, 2015 entitled The New Face of Research and Evaluation in ITEST Projects. Also, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) held a webinar in 2014 on NSF's Common Guidelines for Education Research.
For resources on developing strong evaluation plans, check out STELAR's Evaluation Highlight from August 2014.