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  • Library and afterschool partnerships: How afterschool providers are working together with public libraries
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Report
    How do afterschool programs view their local public libraries? Are they working with them, and in what ways? These are the questions that the Afterschool Alliance, along with its partners at the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) and the American Library Association, wanted to answer. Overall, our goal is to ... »
  • MedLab Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 08/18/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    This is the final report from the external evaluator of the project that created MedLab, an interactive learning experiences for Chicago area middle and high school students. This external evaluator's final report summarizes the outcomes and impacts of the five-year (2012-2017) funding compared to project objectives. The aim of the project was to ... »
  • Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth: Summative Evaluation of Interactive Theater Show + YELL Activities
    Date: 06/11/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Global Soundscapes! Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears project employs a variety of informal learning experiences to present the physics of sound and the new science of soundscape ecology. The interdisciplinary science analyzes sounds over time in different ecosystems around the world. The major ... »
  • Developing a Citizen Science Model to Engage Members of Underrepresented Minority Groups Exploratory Study Final Report
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    While interest in citizen science as an avenue for increasing scientific engagement and literacy has been increasing, understanding how to effectively engage underrepresented minorities (URMs) in these projects remains a challenge. Based on the research literature on strategies for engaging URMs in STEM activities and the project team’s extensive ... »
  • Program Evaluation: ArteJuntos/ArtTogether
    Date: 11/01/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate its early childhood program, ArteJuntos/ArtTogether (ArteJuntos), ArteJuntos is a bilingual art and culture-based family literacy program that introduces low-income, educationally at-risk preschool children and their families to the KMA. Using works ... »
  • "Being Me" Summative Evaluation
    Date: 08/30/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    The “Being Me” program was developed to bring the educational process to life through hands-on learning that promotes children’s awareness of health issues and encourages scientific inquiry in an art-focused curriculum supporting National Science Content Standards (now Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS). In 2009, the “Being Me” ... »
  • Community Science Workshops: An Evaluation Portfolio
    Date: 02/26/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This portfolio contains the following reports: "Community Science Workshops: A Powerful and Feasible Model for Serving Underserved Youth. An Evaluation Brief"; "Community Science Workshops: Building a Bridge to Science for Urban Youth. A Descriptive Look at CSWs."; "What Do Community Science Workshops Do For Kids? The Benefits to Urban Youth."; ... »
  • Analysing the UK science education community: The contribution of informal providers
    Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The aim of the work reported here has been to give an overview of the support that the informal sector provides for learning and engagement with science. In addressing this goal, we have taken the view that engagement with science and the learning of science occur both within and without schools. What is of interest is not who provides the ... »
  • My Dome Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    In August 2009, the Program Evaluation and Research Group (PERG) at Lesley University contracted with the project's PI at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) to evaluate My Dome: Defining the Computational and Cognitive Potential of Real Time Interactive Simulations in an Immersive Dome Environment, an NSF funded grant. The project focuses on ... »
  • Community STEM Outreach: Second Annual Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    This is the second annual report of the formative evaluation of a three-year project, Community STEM Outreach, funded by the Office of Naval Research. Focus of the project is the Youth Exploring Science (YES) Program at the Saint Louis Science Center. The report addresses the following questions: "Why conduct an evaluation?", "Who are the YES ... »

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