Poster 11: Changing Horses Mid-Stream: Lessons Learned from Evaluator Transitions During Two ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students & Teachers) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Projects
It is not uncommon for programs to change evaluators partway through a grant cycle by necessity or choice. Based on our experiences as incoming and outgoing evaluators of two multi-year, out-of-school time programs funded by the National Science Foundation, we considered issues that are associated with evaluation transitions for the evaluators, program staff, and other stakeholders, and strategies that can facilitate a smooth transition for all stakeholders. This handout summarizes these issues and strategies, which were presented on our poster.
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