The ATE program funds projects that vary widely in terms of size and focus. To reflect this diversity, awards will be made in three categories:
|Outstanding Evaluation of a Small, New-to-ATE Project||
|Outstanding Evaluation of an ATE Center||
|Outstanding Evaluation of an ATE Project||
Awards for outstanding evaluations of ATE projects and centers will be based on The Program Evaluation Standards, by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. These standards define evaluation quality in five domains: Utility, Feasibility, Propriety, Accuracy, and Accountability.
Specific attention will be given to the evaluation’s Utility and Accuracy. The purpose of this focus is two- fold. First, it emphasizes the importance useful, high-quality evaluations in the ATE programs. Second, the degree to which evaluation meet standards in the areas of Feasibility, Propriety, and Accountability are difficult to judge based on documentation.
Nominated evaluations will be reviewed by a panel of judges external to EvaluATE with expertise in evaluation.
Nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Evaluation Award must be received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern July 1, 2021.
The nominations require (1) a short statement of why the nominated evaluation should be recognized as an outstanding example of an ATE evaluation, (2) an electronic copy of an evaluation report, and (3) one to three testimonials from project staff or other stakeholders about the value and utility of the evaluation. Self-nominations are encouraged.
For more details about nomination, see the PDF of the nomination form or go directly to the online nomination form.
All nominations must be submitted through the online form.