ILC provides a comprehensive suite of external evaluation services for continuous program improvement. We offer evaluation in the following categories–STEM program and youth ¬†development.

Our evaluators have B.S. and or M.S. degree or higher in a STEM discipline or advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in STEM education, educational measurement, educational studies, psychology, or anthropology. They’ve completed human subjects research, inter-rater reliability training, and youth program quality assurance training. All evaluators have a thorough knowledge of the¬†literature on high quality youth development and STEM programming

Specific Products

We specialize in delivering the following products:

  • Return on Investment (ROI) determination for youth or STEM training and development programs
  • Infographic logic model development
  • Reports that connect educational learning theories to STEM program practices
  • Recommendations on infusing Six Sigma methodologies for continuous program quality and improvement

Evaluation Approaches

We select the evaluation approach based on the design of the STEM education program. We recommend the following evaluation approaches to our clients:

  • Performance Based
  • Impact Based
  • Retrospective
  • Outcome Based
  • Process Based
  • Participatory Based
  • Empowerment Evaluation
  • Utility Evaluation

What we do

Our evaluators are involved in the development of proposals for funding, collect formative and summative data, write and prepare intermittent reports, and write final summative reports. During the proposal development process, ILC will do the following:

  • Assist the project team with completing their Institutional Review Board application if necessary
  • Make specific recommendations for instruments that have high validity ratings that can be used to collect specific data;[
  • Assist the project team with developing a program logic model and an evaluation logic model

ILC evaluators have evaluated National Science Foundation (NSF) informal science education programs and undergraduate curricula development programs, NSF community college programs that include a K-12 outreach component, Annenberg Foundation Funded school reform programs, university-based summer learning programs, and youth development programs supported by the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.