The Wichita State University M3 Project
Evaluation will take place over a period of three years.
The purpose of the evaluation will be to:
Provide information for use
in project planning, management and improvement.
Provide compelling evidence
for stakeholders, including funding agencies, about project outcomes and
To document the achievement
of milestones set for accomplishment of major components of the M3
The evaluation plan will
incorporate several features that include:
- Establishing a project baseline of present levels of implementation,
use, and adoption of practices associated with goals and objectives
established for the grant.
- Gathering credible and relevant data from a variety of sources over
the life of the grant that will be useful to project leadership, and provide
valid information that can be used in making judgments about project work,
areas that need attention, and project effects.
- The utilization of a variety of data gathering techniques including,
document review, surveys, on-line questionnaires and interviews.
M3 Stakeholders will be
involved in the evaluation as collaborators and co-constructors of the M3
innovations and of the evaluation process, rather than being viewed as
subjects or passive recipients of the innovation. The evaluation will attempt
to systematically document the impact of M3 activities across
definable groups involved in the project.
Underlying all M3 Project
evaluation efforts will be a broader examination of the roles that
technological innovations may play in preparing pre-service teachers to
become technologically proficient.