Session 4 (February 22 – March 6)
Evaluation can benefit from locally-developed outcome measures that align with the specific goals of the program. In this session, we will describe how a team collaborated to develop a set of survey items intended to measure the outcomes of connected learning in a wide variety of programs that are part of the New York City Hive Learning Network.
- Instrument development is a costly but also invaluable aspect of evaluation, ideally focused on the most important outcomes to stakeholders.
- Penuel, W. R., Van Horne, K., York, A. J., Santo, R., Ching, D., & Podkul, T. (2015). Connected Learning: From outcomes workshops to survey items. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado, Hive Research Lab, and SRI International.
- Tech Kids Unlimited Research Findings
Post to forum: Which outcome measures are relevant to programs with/in which you work? How might you use them? How might you go about adapting the process described by the panel for your own purposes?