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 STEM Scale-Up Program program providers to see the impact the exemplary STEM programs are making in the lives of Iowa's students.
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. The evaluation is 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.
1) Educator Survey: 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 by the end of February 2017. 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): to be completed at the end of the STEM Scale-Up Program (access code is in the Excel Template).
Please contact Erin Heiden or Mitch Avery with questions about completing these two evaluation tasks.
Iowa STEM Monitoring Project
University of Northern Iowa, Center for Social and Behavioral Research
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0402