WORKSHOP: ATE Evaluation: Measuring Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results
Wednesday October 24, 2012 1-5 pm ET
In this workshop, participants will receive guidance about the evaluating their ATE initiatives in practical, yet meaningful ways. The Kirkpatrick “Levels” model for evaluation is a systematic approach for assessing a project’s quality and effectiveness in terms of participants’ satisfaction, learning of the material, application of new skills or content, and the resulting impact on performance. Workshop attendees will learn about what questions should drive data collection at each level, steps to take to obtain data of sufficient quantity and quality, and how to interpret and use the evaluation results. The last hour of the session will focus on strategies for tracking program graduates to determine their employment and education outcomes. The workshop will be led by Lori Wingate, PI for EvaluATE, the Evaluation Resource Center for the ATE program and Kevin Cooper, PI for the Regional Center For Nuclear Energy Education and Training. The session includes hands-on activities for participants to apply the concepts to their own ATE grants.
Conference website: www.aacc.nche.edu/2012ATE