Development of an Observation Tool for the Informal Science Field: Refinement, Field-testing and Establishment of Psychometric Properties
Findings will be posted as they become available.
Dahlgren, C.T. and Noam, G.G. (2009). Helping children reach their potential through quality programming: The importance of evaluation in out-of-school time science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A presentation at The First National Conference on Science and Technology in Out-of-School Time, Chicago, IL. Available at www.projectexploration.org/watershed/.
Dorph, R. and Dahlgren, C.T. (2008). The Lay of the Land: Science Learning in Afterschool settings. Presentation at the National Conference of Science and Technology in Out-of-School Time, Chicago, IL.
Larson, J.D., Dahlgren, C. T., and Noam G. G. (2008). In their own words: Informal learning and science in afterschool (ILSA) study speaks with program leaders across the country. NSF Highlight Report.
Noam, G. G., Dahlgren, C. T., Larson, J. D., Bevan, B., Clark, R., Dorph,R., & Wu, C. (2008, March). Informal learning and science in after-school: Descriptive results from the first wave of a 3-year study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.
Noam G. G., Dorph, R., Dahlgren, C.T., Larson, J.D, Goldstein D., Sheldon, J. (2010). Are Quality Science Learning Opportunities Typical of Typical After School Settings? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
Noam G.G. & Papazian, A. (2010). Assessment of STEM Quality Program in Out-of-School Time: Introduction to the Harvard Dimensions of Success (DOS) Observation Tool. Session at the Second National Conference in Science & Technology in Out-of-School Time, Los Angeles, CA.
Noam, G. G., Papazian, A., Larson, J.D, Dahlgren, C.T. Dimensions of Success (DOS). (2010). An Observation Tool for Informal Science Assessment. A poster presented on McLean Hospital Research Day, Belmont, MA.
Assessment Tools in Informal Science (ATIS) website (see below).