To support the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) READY program, an initiative which provides immersion experiences in technology, physical science and engineering to African American male students in Detroit City Public Schools and promotes future science and engineering success.
ASSESMENT PURPOSE & APPROACH
What metrics and data collection tools can DAPCEP use to measure social skill growth of mentored students?
How can DAPCEP strengthen its ongoing evaluation strategy and impact measurement systems?
Approach: The assessment partner will work with DAPCEP to review its existing evaluation tools and identify opportunities to strengthen its approach. After reviewing best practice tools used to assess mentorship outcomes, the assessment partner will suggest ways to strengthen DAPCEP’s current evaluation systems.
The project launched in January 2011 and is scheduled to generate recommendations by June 2011.
To engage 120 African-American male high school students in improving their academic outcomes and in mentoring 240 K-3 students
For the Saturday academic enrichment program for students in grades 4 through 12
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As part of our grant making process, program teams work with grantees to establish indicators that will be tracked to provide feedback on project implementation and outcomes. In certain cases, we also partner with grantees to conduct in-depth third-party evaluations to understand the effectiveness and impact of specific projects.