Impact Study & Evaluation Results
to measure the impacts of SELU on students and teachers. To conduct this study, we contracted with PEER Associates, a respected environmental and place-based educational research organization to design an evaluation system for the SELU program. Now, headed into the fourth year of the SELU Impact Study, we intend to refine the evaluation tools used and expand the participants surveyed.
First, we designed a Logic Model for the SELU program. Logic Models describe the relationships between program inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts, and can help to evaluate the effectiveness of extensive programs like SELU.
The Outline of Preliminary Findings include all results from the student and teacher surveys, student concept maps, student focus groups, and interview sessions with administrators, teachers and parents.
*NEW* 2012-2013 Outline of Preliminary Findings
The Executive Summaries condense the information from the Preliminary Findings into a piece that is deliverable to funders and stakeholders.
*NEW* 2012-2013 Executive Summary
Lebanon Schools Lead the Way!
when they piloted SELU, a sequential, cumulative program that brings hands-on, real-world science education to all of its elementary students. Working with FBES, the Lebanon Schools offered SELU to all Kindergarten through 5th grade students. The Lebanon Schools were the first in New England to participate in the SELU program, and are leading the way in innovative by using the Ecology School's progressive, multidisciplinary approach to education to integrate science throughout their school year curriculum. With the help of grant scholarships, contributions from MSAD #60, the Lebanon P.T.O. and the FBES Program Fund, Lebanon students will be able to participate in this affordable, unique and comprehensive program that addresses district science curriculum needs and state learning goals and supports teachers in delivery methods and curriculum content. This is an exciting opportunity for Lebanon students to further their learning through classroom and schoolyard visits, assembly programs, along with field trips to the Ferry Beach Ecology School campus on Saco Bay, Maine.