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Checklist: ATE Evaluation Plan

Posted on August 21, 2018 by  in

Updated August 2018!

This checklist provides information on what should be included in evaluation plans for proposals to the
National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. Grant seekers should carefully read the most recent ATE program solicitation (ATE Program Solicitation) for details about the program and proposal submission requirements.

ATE Evaluation Plan Checklist Field Test

EvaluATE invites individuals who are developing proposals for the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program to field test our updated ATE Evaluation Plan Checklist and provide feedback for improvement.

The field test version of the checklist is available below.

How to participate in the field test:
(1) Use the checklist while developing the evaluation plan for an ATE proposal.
(2) After you have completed your proposal, complete the brief feedback form.

After a few questions about the context of your work, this form will prompt you to answer four open-ended questions about your experience with the checklist:
• What was especially helpful about this checklist?
• What did you find confusing or especially difficult to apply?
• What would you add, change, or remove?
• If using this checklist affected the contents of your evaluation plan or your process for developing it, please describe how it influenced you.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Type: Checklist
Category: Proposal Development
Author(s): Lori Wingate

Webinar: Give Your Proposal A Competitive Edge with a Great Evaluation Plan

Posted on July 17, 2018 by , in

Presenter(s): Lori Wingate, Michael Lesiecki
Date(s): August 22, 2018
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern
Recording: https://youtu.be/Y5FJooZ913w

A strong evaluation plan will give your proposal a competitive edge. In this webinar, we’ll explain the essential elements of an effective evaluation plan and show you how to incorporate them into a proposal for the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. We’ll also provide guidance on how to budget for an evaluation, locate a qualified evaluator, and use evaluative evidence to describe the results from prior NSF support (required if you’ve had previous NSF funding). Participants will receive an updated Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals and other resources to help prepare strong evaluation plans.

Resources:
Slides
Webinar Questions Answered Post Event
ATE Evaluation Plan Checklist
ATE Evaluation Plan Template
Guide to Finding and Selecting an ATE Evaluator
ATE Evaluator Map
Evaluation Data Matrix
NSF Evaluator Biosketch Template
NSF ATE Program Solicitation

Webinar: Evaluation: All the Funded ATE Proposals Are Doing It

Posted on August 10, 2017 by , in

Presenter(s): Lori Wingate, Mike Lesiecki
Date(s): August 16, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern
Recording: https://youtu.be/7ytTEGt_FoM

Give your proposal a competitive edge with a strong evaluation plan. The National Science Foundation has issued a new solicitation for its Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. It includes major changes to the guidelines for ATE evaluation plans. Attend this webinar to learn the key elements of a winning evaluation plan and strategies for demonstrating to reviewers that evaluation is an integral part of your project, not an afterthought. In addition, we’ll provide you with specific guidance for how to budget for an evaluation, locate a qualified evaluator, and describe results from prior NSF support with supporting evaluative evidence. You will receive an updated and other tools to help prepare strong evaluation plans.

Resources:
Slides
ATE Proposal Evaluation Plan Template
Data Collection Planning Matrix
Evaluator Biographical Sketch Template for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposals
Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals
Evaluation Questions Checklist for Program Evaluation
Guide to Finding and Selecting an Evaluator
Logic Models: Getting them Right and Using them Well [webinar]
Logic Model Template for ATE Projects and Centers
NSF Prior Support Checklist
Small-Scale Evaluation Webinar

Slides: HI-TEC 2015 | Evaluation: Don’t Submit Your ATE Proposal Without It

Posted on November 30, 2015 by , in

A strong evaluation plan that is well integrated into your grant proposal will strengthen your submission and maybe even give you a competitive edge. In this session we’ll provide insights on ways to enhance your proposal and avoid common pitfalls with regard to evaluation. We’ll walk through EvaluATE’s Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals, which provides detailed guidance on how to address evaluation throughout a proposal—from the project summary to the budget justification.

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Type: Slides
Category: Proposal Development
Author(s): Corey Smith, Emma Perk

Webinar: Your ATE Proposal: Got Evaluation? (8/26/14)

Posted on August 26, 2014 by , , , , in

Presenter(s): Asa Bradley, Gerhard Salinger, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate, Terryll Bailey
Date(s): August 26, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Recording: http://youtu.be/kpn1XtvVQ_A

A strong evaluation plan that is well integrated into your grant proposal will strengthen your submission and maybe even give you a competitive edge. In this webinar, long-time members of the ATE community will provide insights on ways to enhance your proposal and avoid common pitfalls with regard to evaluation. We’ll walk through EvaluATE’s Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals, which provides detailed guidance on how to address evaluation throughout a proposal—from the project summary to the budget justification. We’ll share examples of how to incorporate results from previous evaluations in the Results of Prior NSF Support section, present a coherent evaluation plan linked to project activities and goals, and budget for an external evaluation (among other things). We’ll have plenty of time for questions and discussion with our knowledgeable and experienced panel.

Resources:
Slide PDF
Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals
Tools to Prepare a Data Management Plan for NSF
ATE Central Video

Webinar: Your ATE Proposal: Got Evaluation? (8/20/14)

Posted on August 20, 2014 by , , , , in

Presenter(s): Asa Bradley, Gerhard Salinger, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate, Terryll Bailey
Date(s): August 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Recording: http://youtu.be/aGU9fgIOfYk

A strong evaluation plan that is well integrated into your grant proposal will strengthen your submission and maybe even give you a competitive edge. In this webinar, long-time members of the ATE community will provide insights on ways to enhance your proposal and avoid common pitfalls with regard to evaluation. We’ll walk through EvaluATE’s Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals, which provides detailed guidance on how to address evaluation throughout a proposal—from the project summary to the budget justification. We’ll share examples of how to incorporate results from previous evaluations in the Results of Prior NSF Support section, present a coherent evaluation plan linked to project activities and goals, and budget for an external evaluation (among other things). We’ll have plenty of time for questions and discussion with our knowledgeable and experienced panel.

Resources:
Slide PDF
Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals
Tools to Prepare a Data Management Plan for NSF
ATE Central Video