Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1-2:30 p.m. EST
Evaluation is more than a requirement for ATE proposals, it’s an essential ingredient for increasing the cohesion and competiveness of your submission. Developing your proposal with an evaluative perspective can help you avoid common proposal pitfalls, such as writing goals that are either too lofty or too simplistic or failing to demonstrate a logical relationship between your activities and your intended outcomes. In this webinar, we’ll share two tools specifically developed for ATE proposers: a checklist for developing evaluation plans for ATE proposals and a template for creating simple, yet powerful project logic models. Veteran ATE and NSF personnel will provide additional insights on how to put together a strong proposal.
Wednesday September 18, 2013
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Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00 to 4:00 PM
In this workshop, participants will review and discuss strategies for synthesizing and interpreting evaluation data to reach conclusions about an ATE project or center’s quality, progress, and/or impact. Data interpretation typically requires one or more points of reference for comparison—whether internally-set targets, national benchmarks, other sites/organizations, past performance, or other information sources. Enhancing data interpretation helps projects avoid two common pitfalls in evaluation: (1) making conclusions that are not clearly linked to data and (2) reporting data without providing meaningful conclusions. The workshop will include demonstration and hands-on group work to apply strategies for data interpretation to reach conclusions and inform recommendations for project improvement.
ATE evaluators--complete this form to apply for financial assistance to attend the workshop and ATE PI conference.
Conference website: www.aacc.nche.edu/2013ate