Achieving targeted goals or outcomes has become the benchmark for science education and training program success and funding. Effective and efficient assessment provides data for just-in-time and long-term refinements of program components, which is the key to programs reaching their goals. iLearningiís assessment services offer our clients technology-based solutions, our reverse engineering approach, and integrated analysis methods.
Services for assessment, as in our other areas, include Consulting, Workshops, and Turnkey Projects. For each, we help clients based upon their programís needs.
The areas of assessment our services cover include:
- Instrument Design: We build assessment tools for clients based on program goals, your initiatives to achieve them, and the implementation plan. Program-specific instruments ensure emphasis is placed on measuring targeted outcomes and how they could be better achieved.
- Web-based Data Collection: Web-based surveys and data collection increase assessment effectiveness and efficiency. iLearningi works with data collection professionals to ensure reliable data collection and storage.
- Databases and Maintenance: Our technology-based assessment offers databases for storage and analysis of findings. When linked to web-based instruments, you have a comprehensive data collection and storage system. When completed, databases are migrated to your servers, or we can host, maintain, and update them so you can focus on running your programs.
- Analysis and Reporting: iLearningi offers data analysis including processing, interpretation, and presentation. We can also prepare and create documentation for annual reports, grant applications, and publications.
- Site Visits: We offer site visits for programs that feel this level of interaction would help in developing an effective assessment plan. Such visits include interviews, group discussions, focus groups and tours. Summary reports and recommendations can be provided.
- Research: Using our education
ecosystem approach, we work with clients to answer fundamental research questions like:
Within the context of your program, we will work with you to begin answering these questions and developing successful science-learning programs.
- What are the characteristics and attributes of a successful science program?
- What are the differences in attributes for programs at different educational levels (e.g. secondary vs. undergraduate)?
- What is needed to increase diversity in science careers beyond/instead of what is currently done?
- Why havenít past and current interventions addressing the science crisis, priced at billions of dollars, had a positive impact?
- How should we define program success?
- In what ways can assessment be structured to maximize success?