Assessment & Evaluation

Evaluation and assessment are key to providing evidence of success. They will help you make the case to funders, the media and the public about the positive impact that your STEM program is having on participants. Use these tools to measure your program's impact and outcomes.

PEAR's Assessment Tools in Informal Science is a searchable database of assessment tools for evaluating program quality and outcomes.

Assessing Women and Men in Engineering Project is a set of surveys and assessment tools you can use to evaluate your afterschool STEM program.

CAISE’s evaluation toolkit  is written for those who have been awarded an NSF grant for informal science projects, but can be useful for anybody who is interested in learning how to successfully evaluate a program. It provides a useful explanation of the goals of evaluation and tips for finding a professional evaluator to work with.

Better Evaluation is an international collaboration focused on improving evaluation theory and practice through the development and sharing of resources. Through this website you will find many useful resources and can receive guidance on how to choose, implement and manage your evaluations.