CAISE Year Nine Evaluation Report

September 12th, 2016 | EVALUATION

This evaluation report highlights finding on the evaluation of the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), a cooperative agreement with NSF, is a partnership of the Association of Science-Technology Centers with faculty and professionals from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments, Oregon State University, Science Museum of Minnesota, Visitor Studies Association, KQED Public Media, Advisors and other collaborators. CAISE is working to support ongoing improvement of, and NSF investments in, the national infrastructure for informal Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. CAISE in this phase of work focused on building capacity and supporting continued professionalization for the field, and fostering a community of practice that bridges the many varied forms in which informal STEM experiences are developed and delivered for learners of all ages.



Team Members

Mark St. John, Evaluator, Inverness Research
Becky Carroll, Evaluator, Inverness Research


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1212803

Related URLs

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (2012-2015)


Audience: Administration | Leadership | Policymakers | Evaluators | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
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