SciGirls CONNECT Final Evaluation Report
Throughout the five year SciGirls CONNECT grant the independent evaluation firm Knight Williams assisted Twin Cities PBS (TPT) in a wide range of program evaluation activities. Given the project’s emphasis on a Train-the-Trainer model, the evaluation prioritized two goals: (i) assessing the various levels of CONNECT trainings from different vantage and time points, and (ii) capturing information on the implementation of SciGirls programs led by those who completed a training. This evaluation approach allowed the team to collect ongoing data over the course of the grant and share this information with TPT on a regular basis, serving both formative and summative functions. The main findings that emerged over the course of the project are summarized below, categorized by the key professional audiences on which the evaluation focused: trainees (educators who attended the Train-theTrainer training to become SciGirls trainers), trainers (educators who were certified as SciGirls trainers and subsequently conducted their own trainings), and other educators (educators who attended a SciGirls training in their region and implemented local SciGirls programs).