ERIC Number: ED546145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Final Year MSP Evaluations, Performance Period 2007. Analytic and Technical Support for Mathematics and Science Partnerships
Bobronnikov, Ellen; Rhodes, Hilary; Bradley, Cay
This final report culminates the evaluation and technical assistance provided for the U.S. Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Program and its projects since 2005. As part of this support, Abt Associates looked across the portfolio of projects funded by the MSP program to draw lessons on best practices. This work investigated what was learned about rigorous evaluation of MSP projects through their final year of funding. Conducted were in-depth analyses to assess the extent to which the project evaluations met specified criteria. Also discussed were the rigor of these evaluations, the challenges and successes in meeting specific evaluation criterion, and recommendations that may help improve future MSP project evaluations. Included is Appendix A: Criteria for Classifying Designs of MSP Evaluations.
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Partnerships in Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Best Practices, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc.
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-04-CO-0015