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Loyola University Chicago

Center for Science & Math Education

Inquiry Strands

Recent CSME evaluation and research projects can be categorized as focusing on the following topics: 

Listed below are specific projects with reference to our partners and the time periods for the inquiry. Some of the projects are cross-listed across different inquiry strands.

 

School- and district-level STEM education

 

Partners

 

Projects

Client organizations

Funding entities

Time period

CTTI, Chicago Transformational Teacher Institutes –

Internal evaluation and research of a five university and CPS partnership addressing reform of math and science education at high schools. 

UIC (lead),
Loyola, DePaul,
IIT, Northwestern  

 

National Science Foundation, MSP

Jan 2009 – July 2014

University of Chicago REMSI—

External evaluation of a multi-district, multi-method research project studying implementation of math and science curriculum.  

University of Chicago CEMSE

National Science Foundation, REESE

2011-2014

DePaul CPS Math and Science Middle Grades Program—

External evaluation of professional development for district-level elementary and high school math and a group of six elementary schools in science middle grades.   

DePaul STEM Center

Chicago Community Trust

2010 –2013

Loyola CPS Middle Grades Science Program—

Internal evaluation and evaluation consultation for professional development for middle grades CPS science teachers.

Loyola Center for Science and Math Education

Illinois Board of Higher Education

 

Chicago Community Trust

 

Polk Brothers Foundation

2009 –2013

Loyola Big Shoulders Middle Grades Science Program—

Internal evaluation of professional development for middle grades Catholic Archdiocese science teachers.

Big Shoulders Foundation

 

Loyola Center for Science and Math Education

Chicago Community Trust

2011-2013

Scale Up Systems Research –

Research of 2003 – 2009 CPS math and science K-12 reform efforts based on external and internal evaluation data from that period. 

Self

National Science Foundation, DR K-12

2007 –2009

Professional development and graduate education for teachers

 

Partners

 

Projects

Client organizations

Funding entities

Time period

DePaul MSME and MSSE Programs—

External evaluation of six cohorts of CPS teachers in two graduate program in math education and science education

DePaul STEM Center

US Department of Education

 

Illinois State Board of Education

2009 –2013

 

 

2008 –2013

DePaul CPS Math and Science Middle Grades Program—

External evaluation of professional development for district-level elementary and high school math and a group of six elementary schools in science middle grades.   

DePaul STEM Center

Chicago Community Trust

2010 –2013

Loyola CPS Middle Grades Science Program—

Internal evaluation and evaluation consultation for professional development for middle grades CPS science teachers.

Loyola Center for Science and Math Education

Illinois Board of Higher Education

 

Chicago Community Trust

 

Polk Brothers Foundation

2009 –2013

Loyola Big Shoulders Middle Grades Science Program—

Internal evaluation of professional development for middle grades Catholic Archdiocese science teachers.

Big Shoulders Foundation

 

Loyola Center for Science and Math Education

Chicago Community Trust

2011-2013

CTTI, Chicago Transformational Teacher Institutes –

Internal evaluation and research of a five university and CPS partnership addressing reform of math and science education at high schools. 

UIC (lead),
Loyola, DePaul,
IIT, Northwestern  

 

National Science Foundation, MSP

Jan 2009 – July 2014

Scale Up Systems Research –

Research of 2003 – 2009 CPS math and science K-12 reform efforts based on external and internal evaluation data from that period. 

Self

National Science Foundation, DR K-12

2007 –2009

Chicagoland Lutheran Education Foundation Literacy Program—

External evaluator for literacy professional development program for K-8 teachers. 

Chicagoland Lutheran Education Foundation (CLEF)

Chicago Community Trust

2012-2013

Evaluation of Dual Language Education Initiative

Chicago Public Schools

 

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago Community Trust

Feb 2011 – June 2011

 

External evaluation of EL Achieve Program

Chicago Public Schools

 

IL State Board of Education

Jan 2012 – Jun 2012

 

Evaluation of the Harris Learning Collection Professional Development Program

Field Museum

 

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chase Bank

Mar 2013 – Dec 2013

 

 

 

 Undergraduate STEM education

 

Partners

 

Projects

Client organizations

Funding entities

Time period

DePaul Chicago Initiative for Research and Recruitment in Undergraduate Science (CIRRUS)—

External evaluation of recruitment and retention program for DePaul, Harold Washington and Truman featuring summer research projects and internships.

DePaul Physics Department

National Science Foundation, STEP

2008 –2012

 

(extension pending)

Loyola Core Curriculum Program—

Pilot evaluation ofnew Loyola Undergraduate Core Curriculum focused on first year science literacy foundations course.

Loyola Office of the Provost

Loyola University Chicago, Office of the Provost

2012-2013

Loyola Urban Environment Research and Policy—

Evaluation consultant for a seed grant in sustainable urban agriculture education. 

Loyola Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy

US Department of Agriculture

2013

 Informal STEM education

 

Partners

 

Projects

Client organizations

Funding entities

Time period

Loyola Families, Organizations, and Classrooms Understanding Science, Sustainability and Service (FOCUSSS)

Co-investigator of Loyola, CPS, Adler, MSI partnership fostering student and family engagement projects on science and sustainability. 

Loyola Department of Chemistry

National Science Foundation, ISE

2011-2014

Field Museum Digital Learning Center

External evaluation of a summer digital learning experience for teens. 

Field Museum

Field Museum

2013

Evaluation of Field Museum Crown Family PlayLab

Field Museum

 

University of Illinois at Chicago

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Jan 2011 – Dec 2011

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

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