STEM Scale-Up Program Evaluation

 

Iowa STEM Monitoring Project, 2017-2018 Annual Report, October 2018

 

STEM Scale-Up Program evaluation is very important because it allows the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Operations Center, Regional STEM Managers, educators and STEM Scale-Up Program providers to see the impact the exemplary STEM programs are making in the lives of Iowa's students. The evaluation includes a survey of educators who implemented a Scale-Up program and compares Scale-Up student participants to all students statewide in STEM-related areas of interest and achievement on the Iowa Assessments. Last year, a higher proportion of students who participated in a STEM Scale-Up Program said they were “Very Interested” in all STEM-subject areas and in pursuing a STEM career compared to all students statewide. (See above.)

Iowa STEM Evaluation Reports


Instructions for STEM Scale-Up Program Evaluation

Overview of STEM Scale-Up Program Evaluation

We are grateful that Iowa's youth have in-school and out-of-school educators who are working to provide educational opportunities, connections and at-home resources in unexpected circumstances. We know educators are doing extraordinary things at this time. It is our intent that the evaluation of how you were able to use (or not use) your STEM Scale-Up Program this year will be sensitive to the situation and recognize the constraints you are under. Even if you were not able to use your STEM Scale-Up Program as planned, we still want to hear from you. As you are able, please complete the two evaluation tasks expected of all educators under the award agreement for the STEM Scale-Up Program through the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.

The deadline for both tasks is June 30, and will be continually reviewed in light of current events.

1) Educator Survey: The educator survey is to be completed at the end of the STEM Scale-Up Program. An email invitation with link to the educator survey will be sent to you in the Spring. This link is unique to you to help us direct reminder emails and to stop additional reminders once you have completed the survey. To request a link, contact Brandi Geisinger, brandige@iastate.edu.

2) Student Participant List (Click Here to Download Excel Template): The student participant list is to be completed at the end of the STEM Scale-Up Program (access code is in your reminder emails).

Additional information and detailed instructions can be found in the one-page Overview at the link above.

Questions about the Educators Survey? Please contact Brandi.

Brandi Geisinger
515-294-9622
brandige@iastate.edu

Questions about the Student Participant List? Please contact Erin.

Erin Heiden
319-273-6506
erin.heiden@uni.edu

Iowa STEM Monitoring Project
Coordinated by the Center for Social and Behavioral Research at the University of Northern Iowa in collaboration with the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University and Iowa Testing Programs at The University of Iowa