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Alternative Approaches to Evaluating STEM Education Partnerships
The goals of this evaluative research project are: 1) to review how partnership performance is evaluated in the STEM educational community and also in a variety of other settings drawn from other policy contexts, industry, and not-for-profit; and 2) to develop and test a model exploring how degrees of embeddness among partners influence the process by which STEM educational outcomes are pursued and achieved. A panel of STEM evaluation and education experts will participate in an online Delphi panel whose goal is to develop an evaluative model for linking embedded partnership relations to educational outcomes. This model will be tested with up to four systemic initiatives for retrospective insights into partnership activities and with at least two ongoing Math and Science Partnership projects.

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Project Contributions

Finding Value and Meaning in the Concept of Partnership
"What is a partnership? This seemingly simple question evokes an astonishing variety of responses that can have profound implications for the formation, operation and outcomes of a partnership. In this...
Education Partnerships: Defining, Observing, Measuring and Evaluating
"In education, practitioners, consultants, evaluators, and researchers are challenged with the need to model and assess the performance of work involving multiple organizations. Partnership, one form...
Performance Measurement in Public-Private Partnerships: Learning from Praxis, Constructing a Conceptual Model
Posted by: Dara O'Neil. Presentation given at the American Society for Public Administration 65th National Conference, Portland, OR, March 27-30, 2004 This presentation may also be viewed as a PDF:
Alternative Approaches to Evaluating STEM Education Partnerships: A Review of Evaluation Methods and Application of an Interorganizational Model
Slide presentation from the MSP PI Conference, Washington, D.C., January 2004. Click here for a web-viewable PDF Click here for the original PowerPoint presentation