How Can EvaluATE Help You?
EvaluATE offers training for project staff and evaluators on how to conduct, manage, and use evaluation. We also build community, conduct research on evaluation practice, and manage an annual survey of ATE grantees. We cannot serve as the external evaluator for ATE projects, but we can provide one-on-one coaching, connect you with peers interested in ATE evaluation, and share research on evaluation findings.
Who Is EvaluATE?
EvaluATE is based at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Our team includes evaluators and researchers from across the country.
We are proud to collaborate with other ATE and STEM education organizations. These partnerships allow us to better serve the ATE community. Learn more about our partners here.
About the ATE Program
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program is funded by the National Science Foundation to promote the education of technicians for the high-technology fields. ATE supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways; and other activities. The program also invites research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education. It is expected that projects be faculty driven and that courses and programs are credit bearing.
The ATE Survey
Each year, the ATE Survey asks about the activities and achievements of ATE projects and centers. Findings from this survey are used by ATE grantees, grant seekers, and NSF program officers to inform project and program planning and evaluation. STEM education researchers also use the survey to investigate issues related to technician education.