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Technical Evaluation Assistance in Mathematics and Science (TEAMS)

This Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance project awarded to RMC Research Corporation supports the needs of the evaluation community in the Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program, improving the quality of the evaluations of the MSP awards and building community capacity in evaluation design, methodology, analysis and reporting. This project conducts on-going needs assessments to ascertain barriers to high quality evaluations, provides increased access to instruments to measure a wide variety of important STEM education outcomes, and facilitates ongoing networking among MSP evaluators and investigators to improve evaluation. Evaluation design and implementation technical assistance includes direct help in determining how projects can best utilize rigorous experimental and strong quasi-experimental designs, how investigators and evaluators can best interact with schools and districts in order to ensure their cooperation, and how the findings of evaluations can best be communicated to a variety of audiences.

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Do you and your team need assistance improving the quality of your MSP evaluation by building capacity in evaluation design, methodology, analysis, and/or reporting? If so principal investigators (PIs) and co-PIs, and evaluators please describe the nature of your need and John Sutton and Dave Weaver, the TEAMS project contacts will answer your message.
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Evaluation Models Aligned to Research Types

Presenter: John Sutton
Facilitator: Emma Espel
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Diagnosing Your Survey Using Rasch Modeling (Level 2)

Presenters: Karen Drill and Erin Stack
Facilitator: John Sutton
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Establishing Comparison Groups

Panelists: Eric Banilower & Herbert Turner, III
Facilitator: Dave Weaver
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Featured Content

Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) Project Summaries
The purpose of this document is to outline and share resources from Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) funded projects that may be helpful to Mathematics Science…
TEAMS Presentations at the 2015 AEA Conference in Chicago, IL in November
TEAMS staff will be presenting several sessions at the American Evaluation Association Conference, November 9-14, 2015 in Chicago, IL. The sessions are identified in the table below, organized in order…

Project Contributions

External Feedback for Educational Research: What Should We Ask?
Posted by: Erin Stack. This paper, prepared by TEAMS staff, provides insights into the evaluation of educational research in order to strengthen research projects and increase the quality of evidence about what works to…
Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) Project Summaries
Posted by: Erin Stack. The purpose of this document is to outline and share resources from Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) funded projects that may be helpful to Mathematics Science…
TEAMS Presentations at the 2015 AEA Conference in Chicago, IL in November
Posted by: Erin Stack. TEAMS staff will be presenting several sessions at the American Evaluation Association Conference, November 9-14, 2015 in Chicago, IL. The sessions are identified in the table below, organized in order…
TEAMS Project Brochure
Posted by: John Sutton. Description of TEAMS project goals and objectives, how the project meets the needs of MSP evaluation, services provided by TEAMS to MSP projects, and contact information.
Using Social Media in Evaluation Of Mathematics And Science Partnership (MSP) Projects
Posted by: Erin Stack. This paper prepared by TEAMS staff, is designed to highlight the utility of social media as a tool for both the effective administration and evaluation of MSP projects. The primary…
MSP Project Document Review Rubric
Posted by: Erin Stack. The MSP Project Document Review Rubric is intended for use by external evaluators of Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) projects. The instrument provides a framework for discussion between the external…
The Evaluation Center
Posted by: Erin Stack. About Vision The Evaluation Center is committed to advancing the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation through research, education, service, and leadership. Mission To fulfill this vision, The Evaluation Center…
Webinar Recording - Establishing Validity and Reliability for Locally Developed Instruments
The Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development suggests that evidence of and strategies for ensuring reliability and validity of data collection instruments…
Identifying Measures For Evaluating Changes In Teacher Practice, Teacher And Student Attitudes And Beliefs, And Sustainability
"The seminar is structured around a compilation of instruments presently used in a variety of MSP projects (funded by ED and NSF) to measure changes in teacher practice, student understanding,…