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How the STARS Evaluation Cohort Model Ignites Evaluation Capacity through a Multi-Site Evaluation Collaborative 

11-26-2019 10:02


  • The National Science Foundation has communicated the importance of Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) by including BPC as a required component of proposals across the Computer and Information Science and Engineering core programs. This call to action creates a need for collective understanding of how to demonstrate the impact of BPC initiatives through quality evaluation practices. Through our experience in conducting a large-scale national evaluation of the STARS BPC program, we share our approach to addressing three key challenges specific to evaluating BPC programs: cost, measuring longitudinal impact, and capturing credible evidence for collective impact of multi-site programs. Our evaluation model addresses these challenges by applying an empowerment evaluation framework, and by building evaluation capacity through training workshops and tools for evaluation fidelity. We share the evaluation framework that supports the model, describe the approach toward BPC evaluation challenges, and discuss the evidence base and lessons learned from our practice.

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AEA 2019 Presentation: Audrey Rorrer