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  • Advocate Grant Program Evaluation
    Date: 10/03/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Society for Science and the Public’s Advocate Grant Program provides selected Advocates with funding, resources, and information. Advocates include classroom teachers, school and district administrators, university professors, and informal science educators in community-based programs. The role of the Advocate is to support three or more ... »
  • Conference Evaluation: Maximizing Collective Impact Through Cross-Sector Partnerships
    Date: 08/31/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Maximizing Collective Impact Through Cross-Sector Partnerships planning meeting conducted by RK&A, Inc. for the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE). The meeting, which took place in March 2017, was funded through the National Science Foundation's Advancing Informal ... »
  • Connected Science Learning: Linking In- School and Out-of-School STEM Educators - Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 07/01/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    This final evaluation report shares findings from the summative evaluation study of the Connected Science Learning: Linking In-School and Out-of-School STEM Learning (CSL) journal as well as themes that emerged across the broader three-year evaluation study. The ongoing study was conducted by researchers at the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM ... »
  • Connected Science Learning: Linking In-School and Out-of-School STEM Educators - Formative Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/01/2016
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report details the formative evaluation study conducted through collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) to inform the iterative development and piloting of the Connected Science Learning: Connecting In-School and Out-of-School STEM Learning journal. The ... »
  • InformalScience.org User Study Infographic
    Date: 10/26/2016
    Resource Category: Audience Study
    This infographic presents a visual summary of a user study of the InformalScience.org website, which was conducted in 2016. The study used online surveys, task-based interviews, and web analytics to explore the following questions: (1) Who are the site's users and what content do they value? (2) Does the site clearly convey its purpose to visitors ... »
  • InformalScience.org User Study
    Date: 10/15/2016
    Resource Category: Audience Study
    InformalScience.org is an online collection of resources designed to serve a broad community of professionals whose work relates to informal education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Funded by the National Science Foundation and managed by the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), InformalScience hosts ... »
  • 2015 Public Libraries & STEM Conference Evaluation: Final Report
    Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Libraries across the country have been reimagining their community role and leveraging their resources and public trust to strengthen community-based learning and foster critical thinking, problem solving, and engagement in STEM. What started some years ago as independent experiments has become a national movement. The Space Science Institute's ... »
  • Summative Evaluation: SENCER-ISE Project
    Date: 09/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct a summative evaluation of its SENCER-ISE project partnerships. SENCER-ISE is an initiative that brings partners from higher education (HE) together with partners from informal science education (ISE) to create projects ... »
  • NSTA-­ASTC EAGER Project: Resource for STEM Education Practitioners - Front-­‐End Evaluation Report
    Date: 04/01/2015
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Association for Science-­Technology Centers (ASTC), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has launched an initiative to develop and distribute two pilot issues of a new resource for STEM education practitioners in both formal and informal (out-­of-­school) settings. An aim ... »
  • Formative Evaluation: SENCER-ISE
    Date: 11/30/2014
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report presents findings from a formative evaluation of Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities-Informal Science Education (SENCER-ISE), a National Science Foundation and Noyce Foundation funded initiative to support partnerships between informal science and higher education institutions. This evaluation looked ... »

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