Evaluation News for December:
December Newsletter - Project Evaluation Instruments: The December CaMSP Newsletter emphasizes the work of CaMSP projects to develop and use evaluation instruments to support various aspects of project implementation. Interviews with project directors from ten projects provide the context for how participating teachers and the project teams have used a variety of approaches and instruments. A total of 19 sample instruments, journal articles and white papers are shared here and on the CaMSP website’s Instruments page.
Resources in the newsletter include rubrics used in the development of curriculum units, classroom observations of teaching and student learning, lesson study facilitation and coaching. A student STEM interest and attitude survey, a student interview protocol and the development of a teaching practice survey aligned to NGSS are also highlighted.
Cohort 10 Report: Public Works recently released Results for the California Mathematics & Science Partnership Statwide Evaulation for Cohort 10. The report finds local partnerships with school districts and universities coupled with high teacher engagement in evidence-based science and mathematics professional development as key support for STEM learning and transition to new science and Common Core math policies.
Calendars and timelines: Your lead local evaluator has been in contact regarding scheduling the final administration of the teacher content assessment, which will begin to occur in January and throughout April and May. For all cohorts, only one additional post-assessment will be conducted during this timeframe for use in 2017 fall reporting.
We have also collected dates of the last intensives and classroom follow-ups so we can keep track as the projects wind down in the late spring.
March YTD’s and Local Evaluation Reporting: For all cohorts, the next set of reporting will occur for the March YTD due to the CDE STEM office by March 31, 2017. Public Works will prepare a Local Evaluation Report that projects will review prior to our submission to CDE STEM office. Your lead local evaluator will be in contact in January 2017 with next steps including the data to collect, analyze and report in March.
Thank you for all of your help in finishing the reporting for 2016 and for completing the partner survey. We are looking forward to working with you in the new year and wish you a peaceful and relaxing winter break!