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Tuesday, March 26 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Streamlining Evaluation

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How might we structure programmatic evaluations in order to minimize burden on teachers, students, and other participants?
Grand Challenge Theme:
Professional Growth
ExpandED Schools
Emma Banay  Twitter: @expand_school

We’re seeking solutions, approaches, and responses on how to tackle this challenge:
“We struggle with the burden that data collection activities place on educators and students in our STEM evaluations. Even when the evaluation tasks themselves feel relatively minor (e.g. tracking coaching hours, organizing classroom observations, administering student and staff surveys), we receive feedback that educators and students are overwhelmed by the number of evaluation tasks they are asked to complete for our project in addition to other assessments like state tests and general after-school evaluations. We are interested in hearing from organizations that have either developed evaluations that rely on existing sources of data for information or organizations that have included participants in their evaluation planning processes to minimize burden and increase equity and end-user participation in evaluation activities.”

STEM Center, UT Austin
Lisa Garbrecht  Twitter: @lgarbrecht |  @utstemcenter
How our organization is tackling this challenge:

"Streamlining evaluation by integrating it into the program structure, embedding electronic data collection in the program activities, and utilizing state or district data sources to obtain critical teacher and student outcome data."

Evaluation is not an afterthought. Programs and interventions should be structured to integrate evaluation from the beginning. The STEM Center at UT Austin uses three strategies to streamline evaluation efforts: 1) Collaborate with program personnel to identify the most important data needed and best available sources. 2) Embed data collection efforts into activities that teachers or students already do as part of the program by, for example, collecting baseline data at the same time that teachers sign up to participate, adding evaluation items to online assessments, and creating curricular activities that provide evaluation data but also benefit the teacher. 3) Obtain demographic and outcome data from existing state and district data sources. These strategies have decreased burden on participants, increased response rates, and allowed for more rigorous analyses.


Emma Banay

Director of STEM Programs, ExpandED Schools
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Lisa Garbrecht

Assistant Director for Evaluation Services, STEM Center, UT Austin
I love telling the story of a district's or project's impact with evaluation data. You can contact me at lgarbrecht@utexas.edu

Tuesday March 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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