Evaluation

Prime the Pipeline Project (P3): Putting Knowledge to Work

With funding from NSF, the Prime the Pipeline Project (P3) is responding to the need to strengthen the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline from high school to college by developing and evaluating the scientific village strategy and the culture it creates.

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The science of learning

The ITEST Research Study, Predicting STEM Career Choice from Computational Indicators of Student Engagement within Middle School Mathematics Classes, is featured in August 2014 Scientific American article, "The Science of Learning."  The article details efforts to bring more rigorous science to classrooms and research that is showing that our intuitions about education may be wrong. 

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NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Principal Investigator & Evaluator Convening 2014

STELAR hosted the NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Principal Investigator & Evaluator Convening on Tuesday, August 19, and Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The convening was for active ITEST PIs and evaluators and was an opportunity to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program. The event preceded the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Principal Investigator Meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park.

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ITEST Management Information System (MIS) 2012: Final Report Describing Active ITEST Projects

The fourth annual MIS report, a program-wide summary of ITEST projects, was released in January 2013. This report, prepared with data from the fourth annual ITEST Management Information System (MIS) administration in 2012, describes who ITEST projects served, how many participants they served, the structure of the project, their intended outcomes, and how those outcomes were measured.

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ITEST Management Information System (MIS) 2010: Final Report Describing Active ITEST Projects

The second annual MIS report, a program-wide summary of ITEST projects, was released in July 2011. This report, prepared with data from the second annual ITEST Management Information System (MIS) administration in 2010, describes who ITEST projects served, how many participants they served, the structure of the project, their intended outcomes, and how those outcomes were measured.

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ITEST Data Brief: ITEST Participants - Reaching Underserved and Underrepresented Groups

ITEST Data Brief Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2012

The National Science Foundation ITEST Program explicitly states its commitment to focus on students from groups underserved and underrepresented in STEM and ICT-intensive careers. The ITEST Management Information System (MIS) asked projects to identify characteristics of their student participants, and this Data Brief explores that information to see whether and to what degree projects are working with underserved and underrepresented students.

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ITEST Management Information System (MIS) 2009: Final Report Describing Active ITEST Projects

The first annual MIS report, a program-wide summary of ITEST projects, was released in June 2010. This report, prepared with data from the first annual ITEST Management Information System (MIS) administration in 2009, describes who ITEST projects served, how many participants they served, the structure of the project, their intended outcomes, and how those outcomes were measured.

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ITEST Data Brief: Summary of Project Findings from the 2011-2012 ITEST Management Information System (MIS)

ITEST LRC Data Brief Volume 1, Issue 1

This Data Brief provides a descriptive summary of project findings submitted to the Management Information System by ITEST projects active in 2011-2012.

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ITEST Webinar: Positionality Matters: Understanding Culture and Context From the Perspective of Key Stakeholders

Moderator: Alyssa Na'im

Presenters: Araceli Martinez Ortiz, Sustainable Future; Pam Van Dyck, Evaluation Resources; Karen Yanowitz, CSI; Angelique Tucker Blackmon, Try-IT

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ITEST Webinar: Using Embedded Assessment for Increasing Student Motivation and Teacher Engagement

Presenter: Dan Damelin, RI-ITEST

Summary: This webinar explored types of embedded assessments, how to include them in computer-based activities, and a model system for collecting data for teachers, students, and researchers. Examples were primarily drawn from the Rhode Island ITEST project, but the systems in which materials are embedded could be used by other projects. 

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