ILC Research & Evaluation Services

Evaluation Expertise

Youth and adolescent development or STEM program development and implementation experience;

B.S. and or M.S. degree or higher in a STEM discipline or advanced
degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in STEM education, educational measurement, educational studies, psychology, or anthropology;

Human subjects basic training;

ILC inter-rater reliability training;

Youth program quality assurance training; and

Knowledge of the literature on high quality youth development and STEM programming

Specific Products

Return on Investment (ROI) determination for youth or STEM training and development programs

Infographic logic model development

Reports that connect educational learning theories to STEM program practices

Recommendations on infusing Six Sigma methodologies for continuous program quality and improvement

Evaluation Approaches

Performance Based

Impact Based

Retrospective

Outcome Based

Process Based

Participatory Based

Empowerment Evaluation

Utility Evaluation

What we do

Our evaluators are involved in the development of proposals for funding, collect formative and summative data, write and prepare intermittent reports, and write final summative reports. During the proposal development process, ILC will do the following:

Assist the project team with completing their Institutional Review Board
application if necessary

Make specific recommendations for instruments that have high validity ratings
that can be used to collect specific data;

Assist the project team with developing a program logic model and an evaluation logic model

 

ILC evaluators have evaluated National Science Foundation (NSF) informal science education programs and undergraduate curricula development programs, NSF community college programs that include a K-12 outreach component, Annenberg Foundation Funded school reform programs, university-based summer learning programs, and youth development programs supported by the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.