The CEISMC Research and Evaluation team serves as internal evaluators for many CEISMC programs, including projects in Atlanta Public Schools' Washington Cluster, CEISMC summer programs, and the Honeywell STEM Challenge.
APS Washington Cluster Evaluation:
CEISMC leads programs that aim to increase STEM awareness and achievement among students within schools in the Washington Cluster. As part of that work, we work with numerous interventions with students, teachers, and administrators to conduct evaluation within an educational partnership that benefits all stakeholders invested in the cluster's STEM education goals. The evaluation of this partnership is primarily formative, using both qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform program leadership of the successes and challenges encountered as they work toward program goals. For more information, contact Dr. Meltem Alemdar.
Summer PEAKS Evaluation:
The evaluation of CEISMC Summer PEAKS was designed to better understand the impact of the programs on students’ interest in STEM topics, knowledge of STEM content, and awareness of STEM careers. In addition, the evaluation provides program leadership with formative data to assist with future decision making and planning. Data collection tools were designed specifically for short-term, out-of-school-time STEM experiences and are given to participating students and their parents each summer. For more information on PEAKS evaluation, contact Katie Boice.
Honeywell STEM Challenge Evaluation:
The evaluation of the CEISMC's Honeywell STEM Teacher Leadership Program (STLP) is designed to explore the degree to which the program is achieving its goals of enhancing teachers' computer science knowledge and classroom practice as they facilitate students' participation in the Honeywell STEM Challenge. In addition to documenting program implementation, the evaluation assesses changes in teachers' inquiry-based instructional practices, teacher satisfaction with the program, and teachers' perceptions of the program's impact on students. For more information on Honeywell STEM Challenge evaluation, contact Dr. Jessica Gale.