STEM Scale-Up Program Evaluation
Data source: Statewide Student Interest Inventory, Iowa Testing Programs, 2016-2017
Iowa STEM Monitoring Project, 2016-2017 Annual Report, September 2017
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.)
Instructions for STEM Scale-Up Program Evaluation
Two evaluation tasks are expected of all educators under the award agreement for the STEM Scale-Up Program through the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.
All educators who are awarded a STEM Scale-Up Program are expected to complete an educator survey and submit a student participant list. The deadline for both tasks is May 30.
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 Mari Kemis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the Excel Template).
Additional information and detailed instructions can be found in the one-page Overview at the link above.
Questions about the Educators Survey? Please contact Mari.
Questions about the Student Participant List? Please contact Erin.
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