ATE principal investigators (PIs) who received both oral and written reports from their evaluators indicated more use of their evaluation results than those who received just one type of report. Regardless of report format, more than half of PIs said they used evaluation results to make changes to project activities.
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On the 2015 ATE survey, 65 of 230 principal investigators (28%) reported spending some portion of their annual budgets on research. Six of these projects were funded as targeted research. Among the other 59 projects, expenditures on research ranged from 1% to 65% with a median of 14%. With just six targeted research projects and less than a third of all ATE grantees engaging in research, there is immense opportunity within the ATE program to expand research on technician education.
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The ATE program supported nearly 1,300 programs at 2-year colleges and secondary schools across the country in 2014.
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On average, ATE grantees spend 7 percent of their budgets on evaluation. Smaller projects spend smaller proportions of their awards on evaluation than larger projects. In this figure, grants are split into quartiles by the size of their annual budgets and the average budget allocation for evaluation is shown for each quartile.
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Each year, ATE PIs are asked what type of reports their evaluators provide them with and how they use the information. The majority of ATE PIs receive both oral and written reports from their evaluators.
PIs who receive reports in both oral and written forms report higher rates of evaluation use, as shown in the figure on the right, above.
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According to the ATE Survey 2014, most project and center PIs meet with their evaluators occasionally or often. A striking difference between projects and centers, however, is that 22 percent of center PIs indicated they interacted continually with their evaluators, compared with just 4 percent of project PIs. At the other extreme, there were no center PIs who said they interacted only rarely with their evaluators, compared with 5 percent of project PIs.
Frequency of PI-Evaluator Interactions
Not surprisingly, the PIs who engage more frequently with their evaluators also spend more on evaluation. PIs who interact continually with their evaluators spend about three times as much on evaluation as those who do so only rarely.
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