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Evaluation of Teacher Leader Programs

Building STEM Teacher Leadership

Reflections by the STEM teacher leader community on opportunities and gaps in STEM teacher leader development efforts

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) that explore problems and potential solutions related to evaluating teacher leader programs, based on information and observations from the field.

Why is program evaluation important for programs that train or support STEM teacher leaders? What is program evaluation?

How is evaluating the performance of a STEM teacher leader program different than evaluating an individual teacher? How should program leaders frame what is being evaluated to participants?

How do I set goals for a program evaluation? And balance them with goals of other stakeholders?

How can I tell if a STEM teacher leader program Iā€™m considering participating in, or sending teachers in my school/district to, is a fit with my goals?

What are important contextual factors and characteristics of the program to consider when planning an evaluation?

What factors influence the costs and other resources needed to conduct a program evaluation?

What kinds of outcomes have STEM teacher leader programs measured in their evaluations? Which may be relevant for my program?

What kinds of tools or data collection instruments have STEM teacher leader programs used in their evaluations? Which may be relevant for my program?

Who are the audiences for my evaluation, and how do I communicate with them around evaluation and evaluation results?