Evaluation

2018 STELAR ITEST Principal Investigator and Evaluator Summit

On behalf of the National Science Foundation, STELAR invites all active ITEST projects to attend the 2018 Summit!
 
2018 STELAR ITEST Principal Investigator and Evaluator Summit
Equity and Access at the Human-Technology Frontier
 
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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: 

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Evalu-ATE & Mentor Connect Webinar: Evaluation Basics for Non-evaluators

On behalf of EvaluATE & Mentor-Connect, we invite you to attend "Evaluation Basics for Non-evaluators!"

e · val · u · a · tion: determination of the value, nature, character, or quality of something or someone*

But what is program evaluation?

Why does the National Science Foundation (NSF) require that the projects they fund be evaluated? How much does it cost? Who can do it? What does a good evaluation plan look like? What will happen? What are you supposed to do with the results?

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EvaluATE Pilot Testing: Checklist for Program Evaluation Report Content

EvaluATE, the evaluation support center for NSF's Advanced Technological Education program, invites individuals who are currently writing evaluation reports to pilot test the 

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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.

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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:
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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

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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.

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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.

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