Beyond the Survey

Beyond the Survey: 25 Engaging Approaches to Youth Program Evaluation

Association of Science and Technology Centers Conference Presentation

ASTC 2014 Annual Conference

Raleigh, North Carolina

Kaleen Tison Povis and Kathryn Fromson


We aim to share a sample of vetted and engaging approaches to youth program evaluation that are both easy to use and provide productive information.  Our goal is to inspire attendees to integrate program evaluation into daily routine and to provide creative approaches to such information gathering. 


As budgets shrink, there seems to be added emphasis on evaluation and reporting in order to prove the worth of programs by documenting their implementation and outcomes.  Stopping the flow of a program to administer evaluation surveys is not always congruent with program philosophy or pedagogy, however.  Nor do surveys offer individuals other communication mediums to express themselves.  Therefore, we must think beyond the survey to develop a wide range of creative data collection methods, which can be embedded into programs.  This embedded nature routinizes data collection and allows program facilitators to benefit from evaluation as a feedback tool and reflective practice.


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Oct 30, 2014, 10:58 AM
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Oct 30, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Kaleen Tison Povis,
Oct 30, 2014, 10:58 AM
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