CEISMC Evaluation Group

CEISMC Evaluation Group

CEISMC helped to cement Georgia Tech’s position as an important community partner in education policy and reform efforts by encouraging the development of knowledge and expertise in evidence based decision-making using the platforms of qualitative and quantitative research methods.  The ultimate goals of the Evaluation Group are to create a repository of high-quality scholarship and research in STEM education and evaluation; to make this scholarship available to the broader public; to offer high-quality STEM evaluation services to the public (educational institutions, government agencies etc.); and to educate the next generation of experts in STEM education and evaluation.

Selected Current and Past Projects

Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)

Principal Investigator(s): Meltem Alemdar

The Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) was created in 2007 as one of a national consortium of Clinical and Translational Science Institutes (CTSI) funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Drew Charter School Partners of Innovation and Partnership for Expansion Innovation Grants

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Gale

The Drew Charter School Partners on Innovation grant provides over $1 million over three years to support the creation of new applied learning opportunities for Drew’s approximately 900 K-8th grade students.

Mathematics and Science Partnership Programs (MSP)

Principal Investigator(s): Meltem Alemdar
The overall goal of the MSP program is to improve classroom instruction and student achievement in math and science through professional development (PD).

Noyce Scholarship Program

Principal Investigator(s): Meltem Alemdar
The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, administered through the National Science Foundation (NSF), was developed in an effort to address the need for more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics professionals to pursue teaching careers in K-12 schools.

Title IID – Engaging Advanced Placement Students Through Mobile Handheld Computing

Principal Investigator(s): Meltem Alemdar

The federal Ed Tech initiative was developed in an effort to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology.  

Westminster Research Study

Principal Investigator(s): Meltem Alemdar, Jeremy Lingle

The purpose of this research is to measure the impact of new classroom practices described in the Learning for Life Vision of the Westminster Strategic Plan in the areas of a) 21st century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and leadership, b) interest and engagement in the classroom, c) faculty professional development, d) school culture change, e) technology integration, and f) student self efficacy.