SciGirls CONNECT Final Evaluation Report

April 1st, 2016 | EVALUATION

Throughout the five year SciGirls CONNECT grant the independent evaluation firm Knight Williams assisted Twin Cities PBS (TPT) in a wide range of program evaluation activities. Given the project’s emphasis on a Train-the-Trainer model, the evaluation prioritized two goals: (i) assessing the various levels of CONNECT trainings from different vantage and time points, and (ii) capturing information on the implementation of SciGirls programs led by those who completed a training. This evaluation approach allowed the team to collect ongoing data over the course of the grant and share this information with TPT on a regular basis, serving both formative and summative functions. The main findings that emerged over the course of the project are summarized below, categorized by the key professional audiences on which the evaluation focused: trainees (educators who attended the Train-theTrainer training to become SciGirls trainers), trainers (educators who were certified as SciGirls trainers and subsequently conducted their own trainings), and other educators (educators who attended a SciGirls training in their region and implemented local SciGirls programs).



Team Members

Valerie Knight-Williams, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.
Divan Williams, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.
Rachael Teel Dobrowolski, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.
Evalyn Williams, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.
Gabriel Simmons, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.
Sauleh Rahbari, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: GSE/REAL
Award Number: 1103016
Funding Amount: $1,143,791.00

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Access and Inclusion: Women and Girls
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | Nature of science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media