Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Report: ATE Program Evaluation: Project level evaluation practices

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This study analyzes project-level evaluation practices occurring in the Advanced Technological Education program of the National Science Foundation. Of special interest in this study were factors thought to affect the quality and utility of evaluations such as the cost of evaluations, who engaged in evaluation planning, and the use of external evaluators. The ATE program requires project-level evaluations and provides guidelines regarding what evaluations can and should do. The report closes with a discussion of discrepancies between expectations and project level actions and the apparent strengths and weaknesses of project evaluations. Suggestions are offered on how to improve these evaluation practices.

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): Arlen Gullickson, Chris Coryn, Liesel Ritchie

Report: Evaluation of Materials Produced by the ATE Program

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This report describes the outcomes and processes used to determine expert opinion of the
quality of materials developed through the ATE program. A detailed scoring rubric was
developed based on existing research and expert review, and experts in technological
fields, instructional design, and technological education used the rubric to review the
materials. Of the 65 projects and centers that had reported being involved in materials
development on the yearly ATE survey in 2002, 37 responded to our request to send us a
copy of their best material to review. Preliminary review reduced the number of
materials to 29 judged suitable and sufficiently complete for review.

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): Frances Lawrenz, Jim Appleton, Jonathan Keiser

Report: ATE Evaluation Survey 2005 at a glance: Projects

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The 2005 survey is the sixth annual survey of the NSF ATE program, conducted by The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University. This survey is conducted annually to describe the program characteristics, work activities, accomplishments, and impacts. This fact sheet presents selected survey indicators for projects only, and an added breakdown of results for the top one-third of center spenders in each program activity category.

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): EvaluATE

Report: Assessing the impact and effectiveness of the ATE program Volume 3 (2004)

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This report, Volume 3 of the 2004 Annual Survey Report, focuses on the following fundamental elements of the ATE program:

1) What is the size and scope of work for ATE projects?

2) To what degree do ATE projects apply rigorous internal practices in their operations?

3) How extensive are ATE project collaborations?

4) How productive are ATE projects in terms of the primary ATE work categories?

5) What impact are ATE projects having on students?

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): Arlen Gullickson, Carl Hanssen, Chris Coryn

Report: Assessing the impact and effectiveness of the ATE program Volume 2 (2004)

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This report, Volume 2 of the 2004 Annual Survey Report, specifically addresses the following fundamental elements of the ATE centers:

1) What are the size and the scope of work for ATE centers?

2) To what degree do ATE centers apply rigorous internal practices in their operations?

3) How extensive are ATE center collaborations?

4) How productive are ATE centers in terms of the primary ATE work categories?

5) What impact are ATE centers having on students?

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): Arlen Gullickson, Carl Hanssen, Chris Coryn

Report: Assessing the impact and effectiveness of the ATE program (2003)

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This report presents results from the fourth annual survey of ATE projects. Intended as a means to provide evidence of the work of ATE projects and centers, this survey is part of a larger effort to evaluate the ATE program.

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): Arlen Gullickson, Carl Hanssen, Frances Lawrenz