Impact of the New York Hall of Science Career Ladder Program on its former Participants

May 1st, 2002 | EVALUATION

This guiding question for this evaluation conducted by ILI was to measure the long term impact of the NYHS SCL program on its participants. The SCL participants also known as Explainers are high school and college students who are paid employees for NYHS. Focus was on knowledge development and skill development specifically critical thinking, and problem solving and transfer of those skills to everyday life. The evaluation also attempted to gauge SCL graduates' perception of science and scientists, influence of the program on career planning, leisure time choices with respect to lifelong learning. The appendix of this report includes the survey protocol, telephone interview protocol, and an abbreviated survey for control group.



Team Members

Martin Storksdieck, Evaluator, Institute for Learning Innovation
New York Hall of Science, Contributor
Kate Haley-Goldman, Evaluator, Institute for Learning Innovation
Mika Cohen Jones, Evaluator, Institute for Learning Innovation


Audience: Adults | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative | Survey
Environment Type: Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs