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Our repository aims to consolidate new knowledge from STEM evaluation practitioners, while also identifying and linking to existing repositories to avoid duplication of effort. We hope this crowdsourced and curated collection of resources will increase access to and awareness of relevant STEM evaluation resources.
What do we mean by STEM Education?
This repository is based on an inclusive, broad, and open definition of STEM education and of evaluation within that field. Any contribution is welcome that is related to any field of evaluating education in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics, defined as broadly as possible to encompass computer science, social sciences, health, applied mathematics and sciences, etc. We include educational contexts ranging from integrative STEM education through an interdisciplinary lens, to STEAM (STEM + arts), to efforts focused completely on a sub-field within STEM. We’re open to STEM education initiatives in various settings, from medical education to STEM museum learning to computer science/coding activities for youth.
In short: if you work in any corner of this field, this collection is for you!
What kinds of tools and resources are welcome?
The repository takes a similarly broad perspective on the kinds of resources that will be useful for the evaluation of STEM education initiatives. To that end, the collection form has options to assist you in entering and categorizing a range of resources:
- introductory resources to STEM evaluation
- evaluation planning resource
- reports or deliverables
- evaluation tools (instruments, measures, scales, protocols, etc)
- other existing repositories and databases relevant to STEM education evaluation
- existing communities, professional groups, or listservs for evaluators within STEM education fields
We invite you to share resources that you have developed, resources that you have found useful in your practice, or any resource that you think would benefit evaluators in STEM education.
What is the origin of this repository?
A coalition of partners (including Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the American Evaluation Association’s STEM Topical Interest Group, and the Google-originated Evaluation Wrecking Crew) are building a repository of STEM education-related evaluation resources. By completing this form, you can add resources to the repository and point your colleagues to practical tools for STEM evaluation.
How do I contribute?
The form will walk you through various questions to gather basic information and characteristics about the resource you are sharing. This information will assist us in building a searchable and filterable tool so that evaluators in STEM education can locate and learn about these resource.
Required questions are marked with an asterisk (*). Most questions are optional; we’ve ensured that only the most critical items that will allow us to collect basic information are required. The more information that is connected to each resource, the better we will be able to classify and describe tools. Some of the sets of category options below will likely not be relevant to the resource you’re submitting, and you may skip those that are not applicable to your submission.
A link at the very end of the survey will allow you to add additional resources. Feel free to share this entry form with your STEM colleagues!
Invitation to participate:
We have included a section of this intake form for you to rate the instruments you have used and contribute comments about these tools and training materials in this repository. We will design our repository to be a dynamic place for collegial exchange and discussion; however, this will be a function of your contributions and participation.