Evaluation

2015 MATE post-competition surveys

This pdf contains the following 2015 survey instruments:

- Student

- Instructor

- Judge/Volunteer

- Parent

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National Science Foundation: EHR Core Research (ECR) Fundamental Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

The EHR Core Research (ECR) program of fundamental research in STEM education provides funding in critical research areas that are essential, broad and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM.

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National Science Foundation: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program Solicitation

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments.

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Next Generation STEM Learning for All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research

This report presents important takeaways from a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Forum, “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” organized by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International through the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) at EDC, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) at EDC, and the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL), working in close collaboration with NSF and the White

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New Report Calls STEM Learning a "Social Justice" Issue

The new report Next Generation STEM Learning For All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research highlights the ways in which STEM offers traditionally underrepresented groups increased opportunities for individual success, calling access to STEM education an issue of social justice.

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TEAMS Webinar: Evaluation Models Aligned to Research Types

Presenter: John Sutton, RMC Research Corporation
Moderator: Emma Espel, RMC Research Corporation
Date and Time: Thursday, April 7, 2016; 2:00p - 3:00p ET / 11:00a - 12:00p PT

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DIY Toolkit: How To Make An Infographic

SHOW, DON’T TELL That’s the general idea of infographics, which use visuals to make numbers/stats/processes easier to understand. While it’s easy to enjoy a well crafted infographic, creating one can be challenging. What type of visual fits your data? How should you style your graphic?

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Common Instrument Suite - Student

The Common Instrument is a survey 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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Dimensions of Success observation tool (DoS)

The Dimensions of Success observation tool, or DoS, defines twelve indicators of STEM program quality in out-of-school time (e.g., afterschool, summer camps, etc.). It was developed and studied with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) by the Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR), along with partners at Educational Testing Services (ETS) and Project Liftoff.

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An Empirical Comparison of Multiple Imputation Approaches for Treating Missing Data in Observational Studies

Missing data are a common and significant problem that researchers and data analysts encounter in applied research. Because most statistical procedures require complete data, missing data can substantially affect the analysis and the interpretation of results if left untreated. Methods to treat missing data have been developed so that missing values are imputed and analyses can be conducted using standard statistical procedures.

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