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Eval11 Session 138: Planning and Conducting an Evaluation of an Inquiry-based Science Kit Intervention in Four Public School Districts

This paper presents the challenges and lessons learned from an external evaluation of a regional program designed to improve science and literacy achievement for high-needs students in grades K–6

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Focus Search - This paper presents the challenges and lessons learned from an external evaluation of a regional program designed to improve science and literacy achievement for high-needs students in grades K–6



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A Sign of the Times - More is Better: Exploring the Additive Effect of Professional Development on Student Science Exam Outcomes

The purpose of this paper is to examine longitudinal quantitative and qualitative data to uncover how an additive effect of professional development influences student outcomes. The program evaluation of a large science grant initiative outlined the delivery of a series of PD opportunities to a...

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Focus Search - Although student achievement is positively related to instructional quality (Darling-Hammond, 2000), research examining how professional development impacts student outcomes over time is limited (Fishman, Marx, Best, & Ta, 2003)



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Meaningful Evaluation in the Context of Schools

Three presentations as they were presented at AEA 2015 for the session, "Meaningful Evaluation in the Context of Schools" on Fri, Nov 13, 2015 (03:30 PM - 04:15 PM). 1. Holistically Evaluating Teacher Professional Development 2. Rapid Cycles of Evaluation for School Improvement 3. School...

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Focus Search - Teacher Professional Development Teachers receive professional development Student achievement increases Teacher Professional Development Teachers receive PD Student scores increase Teachers change classroom practice Beliefs Content knowledge Pedagogical knowledge How can we measure the effectiveness of teacher PD?


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Evaluating Science Education Programs for Youth: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

These are panel presentations made during Evaluation 2009 for the session listed above. #Evaluation2009 #K-12 #education #2009Conference #Prek-12EducationalEvaluation #Youth #Science

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Focus Search - Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association in Orlando, Florida November 11-14, 2009 * Background Mercer, Auglaize, K-8 STEM Program of Excellence (MAKE-it) Consortium of 3 school districts, business, community, and higher education partners Middle school initiative Rural west-central Ohio Personalized inquiry- and activity-based STEM curriculum Leverages high school program of excellence, Project Lead The Way * Curriculum Curricular focus on engineering and technology * Grades 5-6 Engineering is Elementary curriculum Grades 7-8 Gateway to Technology curriculum 5th Grade Activities: STEM Camp Intro to Engineering Day 6th Grade Activities: Engineering Day Manufacturing Field Trips Laser Engraver Computer Numerical Control Machine Vinyl Cutter Gateway to Technology curriculum 7th Grade Activities: STEM Fair “Trink-it” Project 8thth Grade Activities: Advanced “Cutting Edge” Project Teacher Professional Development Content-based PD Engineering is Elementary PD in Boston Manufacturing equipment training by IHE faculty Teacher collaboration Intra-district collaboration Inter-district collaboration Teaming based on subject * Challenges Measuring student achievement overall Timing and length of grant Intervention “immersion” Standardized test and/or short-cycle assessments Measuring engineering & technology knowledge, skills, and interests “Pinning down” exactly what to measure!


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Eval11 Session 138: A Three-Year Evaluation of the Polymer Science Education Project for Middle School

The Polymer Science Education for Middle School Project provides a model of curriculum and instruction for middle school students, which addresses the need for science career awareness embedded in standards-based science education. The federally funded project spanned a three-year period from...

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