STEM Education and Training

STEM TIG WEEK: CAISE’s Work to Support Evaluation in Informal STEM Learning Settings by Jamie Bell and Sasha Palmquist

Hello, we are Jamie Bell and Sasha Palmquist from the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), the resource center for the National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. Our work to support evaluation of informal STEM education has taken many forms since the launch of our InformalScience.org website in 2012. Resources …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Share and Share Alike: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Using Embedded Assessments as Shared Measures by Veronica Del Bianco, Cathlyn (Cat) Davis Stylinski, Rachel Becker-Klein, Amy Grack Nelson, Karen Peterman and Jenna Linhart

Hello – we are a team of evaluators and researchers who work together on a project called Streamlinine Embedded Assessments (NSF #1713434), and we want to share a bit about our efforts to develop embedded assessments as a form of shared measures that can serve the needs and context within citizen science and other forms …

STEM TIG WEEK: Share and Share Alike: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Using Embedded Assessments as Shared Measures by Veronica Del Bianco, Cathlyn (Cat) Davis Stylinski, Rachel Becker-Klein, Amy Grack Nelson, Karen Peterman and Jenna Linhart Read More »

STEM TIG WEEK: Generating and Supporting Innovative Strategies to Build Evaluation Capacity in Communities Historically Underrepresented In STEM by Frances Carter-Johnson, Felicia Fullilove, Mark Leddy, Regina Sievert, Simone Soso and Eric Stone

Hi, we’re Frances Carter-Johnson, Felicia Fullilove, Mark Leddy, Regina Sievert, Simone Soso and Eric Stone. We facilitated an Evaluation 2019 Think Tank entitled “Methods and Practices for Evaluation Capacity Building Projects in STEM Education Communities.” Our team included Data Scientists, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows, Program Officers and an AEA GEDI in the Directorate for …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Multi-modal Connecting with STEM Undergraduate Students to Increase Response Rates by Sharon O’Connor

This is Sharon O’Connor with the Center for Program Design & Evaluation (CPDE) at Dartmouth College. I don’t know about you, but I send out A LOT of online surveys. I used to hit the send button and then grumble and mumble when responses did not instantaneously come flooding in. When your response rates don’t …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Decreasing Intersectional Barriers in Youth Interventions by Shetay Ashford-Hanserd and Kathy Haynie

Hi, we are Shetay Ashford-Hanserd and Kathy Haynie, and we had a panel discussion at AEA 2019 entitled, “Intersectionality, Equity, and Evaluation: Decreasing Intersectional Barriers in NSF-Funded Youth Interventions”. In our discussion, we shared our experiences with three projects addressing equity issues faced by Black and Latino youth pursuing STEM degrees, Indigenous youth engaged in …

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Toward an Interactive Hub – Welcome to STEM Education and Training Week! by Jason Ravitz

My name is Jason Ravitz of Evaluation by Design LLC and I’m pleased to kick off this week of blogs for our AEA STEM Education and Training TIG. A lot of my work focuses on evaluation capacity building and tools to learn and grow better programs in STEM and computer science (CS) education. Today’s post …

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Introducing a Repository of STEM Education Evaluation Resources by Ann Martin, Kathy Haynie, David Fetterman, and Kimberle Kelly

We’re Ann Martin, Kathy Haynie, David Fetterman, and Kimberle Kelly, here at AEA365 to share a repository of resources for the evaluation of STEM education and training initiatives. Over the past two years, the STEM Education and Training TIG has been working with the Computer Science Impact Network (CSIN). CSIN grew out of efforts at Google, …

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STEM TIG Week: Catalysts of Change: Out-of-School Time STEM Programs for Underrepresented Youth by Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, Garima Bansal, and Rosio Pedroso

During AEA’s annual conference, Evaluation 2018, we facilitated a 45-minute think tank session entitled “Catalysts of Change: Out-of-School Time STEM Programs for Underrepresented Youth,” which was featured in the STEM Topical Interest Group (TIG) track.  We aimed to share our experiences with out-of-school time STEM programs for underrepresented youth during the formation, implementation, and evaluation …

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STEM TIG Week: Tips for evaluating equity-focused STEM education programs that have good intentions but mixed results by Elizabeth Pierson, Sophia Mansori, Jamie Kynn, and Sara Greller

Hello, we are Elizabeth Pierson, Sophia Mansori, Jamie Kynn, and Sara Greller from Education Development Center. Our research and evaluation work in STEM education brought us together for a panel presentation at AEA 2018 in Cleveland where we discussed the potential disconnects between a program’s equity and access goals and its implementation approaches. With a …

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STEM TIG Week: Parallels of Evaluation and Project Management by Robin Taylor, Erin Burr, and Ann Martin

We’re Robin Taylor (RTRES Consulting), Erin Burr (ORAU), and Ann Martin (ORAU) and over the years our evaluation work has focused on STEM education and workforce development programs. Each of us have familiarity with project management (PM) and have worked on numerous projects that have required adjustment of our evaluation approaches, PM styles, and the …

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