National Science Foundation - Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation

ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: 


Teaching Strategies that Promote Science Career Awareness

This monograph shares results of our inquiry into pedagogical strategies that infuse career awareness into science lessons. We first identify four cognitive building blocks of career development and four promising approaches for raising awareness of science careers. We then provide a typology of ten replicable teacher practice strategies, with accompanying examples of each.


NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research at NSF

Growing Convergence Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments. NSF seeks to highlight the value of convergence as a process for catalyzing new research directions and advancing scientific discovery and innovation. This Dear Colleague Letter describes an initial set of opportunities to explore Convergence approaches within four of the research-focused NSF Big Ideas:

Webinar: Outcome Evaluation Step-by-Step

Presenter(s): Lori Wingate, Miranda Lee of EvaluATE, the evaluation resource center for the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program.

Date(s): March 22, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern


AEA Dialogues on Race and Class in America

The American Evaluation Association (AEA) will be hosting a series of national dialogues to reflect and promote positive actions on the deeply rooted, and structurally intertwined issues behind the headlines that propel racial, ethnic, and class disparities in our society. These complimentary discussions will bring evaluators, policy analysts, and applied researchers together to discern ways to proactively engage entrenched issues as the nation goes from one headline making incident to the next.


How Do Propensity Score Methods Measure Up in the Presence of Measurement Error? A Monte Carlo Study

Innovations and Challenges in Project-Based STEM Education: Lessons from ITEST

For over a decade, the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program has funded researchers and educators to build an understanding of best practices, contexts, and processes contributing to K-12 students’ motivation and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities that lead to STEM career pathways.


National Science Foundation STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) Program Solicitation

As computing has become an integral part of the practice of modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the STEM + Computing Partnerships program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the essential skills, competencies, and dispositions needed to succeed in a computationally-dependent world.


Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) 4th International Conference - Call for Submissions

Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA)

Fourth International Conference

Chicago, Illinois

September 27-29, 2017

(Pre-conference workshops Tuesday, September 26)

Stafford Hood, PhD


Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Broadening Participation Projects: Report from a National Science Foundation Workshop