ATE Central Subaward


Sponsor:  University Of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Lori Wingate
Co-Principal Investigator: Krystin Martens
October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2017

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to (a) assist ATE Central in the development and deployment of a survey of the constituency of the ATE projects and centers and (b) prepare publishable manuscripts on the survey process and results.

Dr. Lori Wingate and Krystin Martens with work with personnel from ATE Central in the development and deployment of the survey, with specific tasks as follows:

Year 1:   Advise on the survey content, design, and sampling, including focus groups to obtain input on the survey questions from ATE/community college audiences.
Year 2:  Advise on data analysis and write up results into a publishable manuscript.
Year 3:  Advise on the revision of the survey’s content, and design, including focus groups to obtain input from ATE/community college audiences.
Year 4:  Advise on data analysis and write up results into a second publishable manuscript.

Evaluation of the International Codex Outreach Program


Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniela Schroeter
September 30, 2013 – September 30, 2014

Abstract

This is a program evaluation of the International Codex Outreach program.

Formative Assessment Systems


Sponsor:  National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Arlen Gullickson
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Lori Wingate
September 15, 2013 – February 29, 2016

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to build interest in and collaborative partnership arrangements for constructing and testing various assessment tools for both data collection and providing feedback to PIs and their staffs. Webinars will precede the
conference; papers synthesizing findings will be published following the conference. Conference attendees will build work in strand groups constructing working collaborations to develop the ideas presented.

 

Research Paper Development


Sponsor:  Advantage Performance Group, Inc.
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniela Schroeter
September 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014

Abstract

This project is intended to support one student in the development of a publishable.

 

Evaluation of the ATE ICT


Sponsor:  Springfield Technical Community College
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Chris Coryn
June 17, 2013 – August 31, 2013

Abstract coming soon.

Axiom Silverpop


Sponsor:  Axiom Sales Force Development, LLC
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniela Schroeter
April 1, 2013 – October 10, 2013

Abstract

The Evaluation Center will be examining the effectiveness of the AXIOM sales force development program for Silverpop, a digital marketing provider. AXIOM teaches a customer-based sales approach that moves beyond the traditional seller-buyer relationship, molding sellers into trusted advisers offering client centric solutions.  The Evaluation Center will be utilizing Success Case methodology to provide information regarding the implementation of AXIOM with the Silverpop sales force.

CDC University


Sponsor:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lori Wingate
Co-Prinicpal Invesitgator: Dr. Daniela Schroeter
August 23, 2012 – May 31, 2013

Abstract

The Center is providing four workshops on evaluation for CDC University, a professional development program for employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Topics include data interpretation, evaluation questions, and translating findings into action.

Axiom CommScope


Sponsor:  Axiom Sales Force Development, LLC
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniela Schroeter
November 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013

Abstract

This project concerns the planning of the CommScope training impact evaluation, conducted on behalf of Axiom Sales Force Development, LLC.

PEEPs for PD: Identifying Project Evaluation Effectiveness Principles for Professional Development in Elementary Science Teaching


Sponsor: National Science Foundation
NSF PRIME Award #1228809
 
Grant Period: September 25, 2012 – August 31, 2014

This exploratory project is designed to identify and describe evaluations of Professional Development in Science Teaching (PDST) interventions with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of science instruction in elementary school classrooms. The project will 1) identify and describe evaluations of PDST interventions and 2) develop mechanisms and examples for systematically reviewing, meta-evaluating, and aggregating results of these evaluations. The focus will be on establishing a credible base of appropriate professional development STEM evaluation reviews, developing meta-evaluation techniques, and identifying the most appropriate strategies for determine the cumulative effectiveness of PDST programs. In order to increase the capacity of professional evaluators in STEM education to conduct rigorous and useful evaluations, the project will disseminate project findings to education researchers and evaluators, sponsors, and developers of PDST interventions through research presentations, papers, and reports to the extent feasible. Dissemination products will communicate:

  1. Methods for identifying and retrieving PDST evaluations, as well as their limitations
  2. Characteristics of accessible PDST evaluations
  3. Research designs and methodologies used in PDST evaluations
  4. Suitable methods for assessing the performance of available evaluation documents against evaluation standards and frameworks
  5. Suitable methods for assessing the performance and impacts of PDST intervention

 

WMU Project Team:
Daniela Schroeter (Principal Investigator)
Lori Wingate (Co-Principal Investigator)
Chris Coryn (Co-Principal Investigator)
Stephanie Means (Project Manager)
Robert McCowen (IDPE Doctoral Associate)
Project Partner:
University of California, Berkley
The Lawrence Hall of Science Research Group
Juna Snow (Principal Investigator)
Ardice Hartry (Co-Principal Investigator)
Rena Dorph (Co-Principal Investigator)
Valeria Romero (Research Associate)
Advisory Board Members:
Christina Christie, University of California, Los Angeles
Leslie Cooksy, Sierra Health Foundation
Leslie Goodyear, Education Development Center, Inc.
Jennifer Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thomas Guskey, University of Kentucky
Kathy DiRanna, WestEd
Michael Scriven, Claremont Graduate University
Joellen Killion, Learning Forward
Daniel Stufflebeam, Western Michigan University
Don Yarbrough, University of Iowa
External Evaluator:
Michael Quinn Patton, Independent Evaluation Consultant

International Labour Organization


Sponsor:  International Labour Organization
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Kelly Robertson
September 10, 2012 – July 31, 2013

Abstract

The Evaluation Center (EC) at Western Michigan University (WMU) has been contracted by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Evaluation Unit (EVAL) to conduct an independent appraisal of a sample of ILO evaluation reports that were conducted between 2009 and 2011 against ILO evaluation guidelines. Additionally, the EC will be conducting an appraisal of a sample of ILO evaluation reports that were conducted in 2011 against the UN SWAP Evaluation Score card.