In order to expand and advance STEM education, it’s important that we demonstrate positive impact and compelling progress. Doing so not only helps fund STEM programs through grants, it also ensures an engaged and active community of educators, employers, parents, policymakers and other stakeholders.
The resources presented here will help program managers and educators plan effective evaluations to communicate objectives and outcomes.
Evaluation Planning & Service Providers
At the University of Arizona
- For Formal STEM Programs: Sanlyn Buxner - firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Informal STEM Programs: Matthew Wenger - email@example.com
- For Graduate Students and Teachers Engaging in Mathematical Sciences (G-TEAMS): Melissa Page - firstname.lastname@example.org
- For research on women and girls: Southwest Institute for Research on Women - http://sirow.arizona.edu/
- Additional UA Evaluators: Elisabeth Roberts - email@example.com; Cecile McKee - firstname.lastname@example.org
- American Evaluation Association (nationwide): http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1
- Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (international): http://informalscience.org/evaluation
- LeCroy & Milligan (program logic model, STEM education and social sciences): www.lecroymilligan.com
- Northwest Evaluation Association (nationwide): https://www.nwea.org/
- Philliber Research Associates (nationwide): http://philliberresearch.com/
- Program Evaluation and Research Group (nationwide): http://www.endicott.edu/perg
- Technical Education Research Centers: https://www.terc.edu/display/Services/STEM+Education+Evaluation+Center
Principal Investigator’s Guide: Managing Evaluations in Informal STEM Education Projects (View PDF)
Published by the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, a guide to integrating evaluations through all phases of a project to improve and meet deliverables and better measure program successes.