STEM Scale-Up Program Evaluation
The purpose of the Iowa STEM Evaluation, formally known as the Iowa STEM Monitoring Project (ISMP), is to systematically observe a series of defined metrics and sources to examine changes regarding STEM education and economic development in Iowa centered on the activities of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. The ISMP is comprised of four components: 1) eighteen Iowa STEM Indicators; 2) the Statewide Survey of Public Attitudes Toward STEM; 3) a Statewide Student Interest Inventory; and 4) STEM Scale-Up program monitoring.
Instructions for STEM Scale-Up Program Evaluation
STEM Scale-Up program evaluation is very important because it allows the STEM Council and Operations Center, Regional STEM Managers, educators and Scale-Up program service providers to see the impact the exemplary STEM programs are making in the lives of the students.
The Iowa STEM Monitoring Project (ISMP) oversees the STEM Scale-Up program evaluation. The documents linked below will serve Scale-Up Program teachers and leaders in fulfilling the evaluation requirement for Scale-Up Monitoring data collection being coordinated by the University of Northern Iowa Center for Social and Behavioral Research.
The educator survey and the student participant list are expected from all schools/organizations implementing a STEM Scale-Up program. Student surveys are expected from some schools/organizations (selected schools will be notified by email). Please click the links below for each of the necessary documents, or download this PDF file that includes all of the documents from below that you will need.
1) Student Survey: to be completed at the beginning of the school year and at the end of the Scale-Up program.
2) Educator Survey: to be completed at the end of the Scale-Up program.
Please contact Erin Heiden or Mitch Avery with questions, challenges completing the three evaluation activities, special circumstances, or to request an extension for Scale-Up Programs ending after the deadline date. The ISMP team will work to make accommodations on a program-by-program basis.
Iowa STEM Monitoring Project
University of Northern Iowa, Center for Social and Behavioral Research
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0402 / 319-273-2105