Infromal Education SubCriterion by miu18724

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									                                               Informal Education


         Criterion                            Sub-Criteria/Indicators
Customer Focused:           Strengthens the connections between schools and families
Programs/products have
been designed to respond to
a need identified by the
education community, a
customer or customer group


                              Helps informal education institutions deepen and enrich
                              contents of their programs and exhibits in aerospace related
                              subjects

                              Promotes careers in science, mathematics, engineering and
                              technology

                              Contributes to NASA research and development objectives


Content:                         Reflects the technology and focus of NASA enterprises
Programs/products are
directly tied to or make direct
use of NASA content,
people, or facilities to involve
students and/or the public in
NASA science, engineering,
or technology


                              Reflects "as only NASA can" by promoting NASA's
                              uniqueness and effectively representing NASA enterprises,
                              missions programs and projects

Pipeline: Programs/products Has NASA content that enriches the educational experience
have made a demonstrable
contribution to attracting
diverse students to NASA
careers in science,
technology, engineering, or
mathematics.


                              Serves NASA and/or aerospace industry and universities

Diversity: Programs/projects Provides awareness and understanding through culturally
reach identified targeted    appropriate programming to target3d communities of how
groups.                      NASA's research and innovations in aerospace technology
                             affect and improve the quality of life for all citizens
                                                Informal Education


         Criterion                              Sub-Criteria/Indicators
                               Targets underrepresented minorities and/or people with
                               disabilities to participate in NASA pre-employment scientific
                               and technical programs

Evaluations:                   Performance goals define the level of performance to be
Programs/products have         achieved
goals expressed in an
objective, quantifiable, and
measurable form.

                               Evaluated regularly by external and internal sources and has
                               built in mechanism for making adjustments

                               Has a basis for comparing actual program results with the
                               performance goals, along with a description of the means to
                               be used to verify and validate measured values.

                               Results in demonstrated value and usefulness to the
                               education community (and their potential for replication,
                               transportability, and sustainability) by being adopted and used
                               in a continuing way in substantial numbers of educational
                               institutions across the country, through reaching large
                               audiences, or through the receipt of major awards or other
                               significant forms of external recognition

                               Results in making demonstrable progress towards involving
                               minorities and minority institutions in NASA-related work,
                               and/or developing NASA-related academic or research
                               capabilities at minority colleges and universities

Partnerships/sustainability:   Lends itself to partnerships internal and external to NASA
Programs/products achieve
high leverage and
sustainability through
intrinsic design or
involvement of appropriate
local, regional, or national
partners in the design,
development, and
dissemination.
                               Sustainable beyond initial NASA funding

                               Supports "…partnership agreements with state colleges,
                               universities and community colleges and school districts, with
                               the goal of strengthening K-12 math and science education…"
                               (NO Child Left Behind Act 2002)

                               Replicable for use in the majority of all geographic and
                               economic locations

                               Based on defined roles and responsibilities for all parties
                                              Informal Education


        Criterion                             Sub-Criteria/Indicators

                             Reflects partnerships that allow for NASA's unique
                             contribution while reflecting the importance of others'
                             contributions to overall success

                             Follows all NASA's guidelines

Quality and Feasibility:     Program objectives are clearly and succinctly described and
Proposals/Plans/Summaries are clearly alight with and support NASA Education goals and
have clear goals and         objectives.
objectives that are aligned
with the education goals,
objectives (and outcomes) in
the NASA Strategic Plan and
NASA Education Strategy;
are consistent with the
budget; and demonstrate a
high probability for
successful implementation or
provide substantive evidence
for actual successful
accomplishments.


                             Essential information is provided about each
                             proposed/planned activity to be accomplished (e.g., who,
                             what, when, where, why, how).

                             Program implementation is feasible for the specified
                             audience.

                             The Program management is clearly defined with clear lines
                             of authority. All key personnel are identified and have
                             institutional authorization to participate. The team has
                             demonstrated that is has the qualifications and experience
                             required to carry out

                             There is a schedule and/or timeline for
                             proposed/planned/ongoing education activities or some
                             indication of how education activities are or will be phased
                             with the appropriate mission or program milestones.

Resource Utilization:       The overall program budget (including in-kind contributions
programs demonstrate an     and other funds leveraged from education partners'
effective use of funds      resources) is cost-effective.
through the adequacy,
appropriateness,
reasonableness, and realism
of the budget:
                             Informal Education


Criterion                    Sub-Criteria/Indicators
            Overall project cost, costs of project deliverables, and the
            relationship of the proposed budget to available funds are
            each realistic and reasonable.

            Proposers/Lead/Managers provide evidence that the scale of
            the proposed/planned/ongoing activity is appropriate
            to/commensurate with program funding.

            The proposal or program plan provides cited or estimated
            figures for the fiscal contribution of each partner, and those
            contributions are clearly commensurate with and support the
            activities to be undertaken by each partner in planning and
            implementing the program

            The program uses Federal Funds in an appropriate manner to
            enhance education.
                               Exemplary Programs Scoring Rubric


Minimally Acceptable   Program/product receives 1 point if the answer is YES to
(focus on Design)      the question "Does the objective of the program/product
                       align with the sub-criterion?"

GOOD (focus on         Program/product receives 2 points if it is Minimally
Implementation)        Acceptable and there is evidence (qualitative and/or
                       quantitative) that the current program/product followed the
                       design or the proposed program/product has the necessary
                       architecture to follow the design.

Excellent (focus on    Program/product receives 3 points if it is Good and
Outcome)               intended outcome (s) is met for current program/product or
                       defined for proposed program/product.
                                   Elementary Secondary Education (Formal)


         Criterion                            Sub-Criteria/Indicators
Customer Focused:           Supports "All students taught by quality teachers …" (No child
Programs/products have      Left Behind Act 2002)
been designed to respond to
a need identified by the
education community, a
customer or customer group


                              Educational content is scientifically accurate, age and grade
                              level appropriate

                              Helps students develop essential mathematics and science
                              skills

                              Provides professional development activities

                              Helps teachers integrate technology into the subjects they
                              teach

                              Provides organizations with teaching tools and compelling
                              enterprise related experience to motivate and inspire students
                              and teachers

                              Evident connection to national and/or State standards

                              Contributes to NASA research and development objectives



Content:                         Informative learning for students and teachers about NASA
Programs/products are            content in support of STEM
directly tied to or make direct
use of NASA content,
people, or facilities to involve
students and/or the public in
NASA science, engineering,
or technology


                              Promotes careers in science, mathematics, engineering and
                              technology

                              Programs and products support systemic reform for
                              improvement of student proficiency

                              Reflects "as only NASA can" in its present structure and
                              implementation, or can be logically and practically modified
                                    Elementary Secondary Education (Formal)


         Criterion                             Sub-Criteria/Indicators
                               Reflects "as only NASA can" by promoting NASA's
                               uniqueness and effectively representing NASA enterprises,
                               missions programs and projects

Pipeline: Programs/products Excites students and teachers to participate in NASA
have made a demonstrable education and intern programs
contribution to attracting
diverse students to NASA
careers in science,
technology, engineering, or
mathematics.


                               Creates linkage to other NASA programs relating to the
                               career/inspiration theme

                               Serves NASA and/or aerospace industry and universities

Diversity: Programs/projects Supports closing the gap in science and mathematics
reach identified targeted    proficiency among diverse populations
groups.

                               Emphasizes recruitment of targeted pre-service and in-
                               service populations to participate in NASA educator programs


                               Promotes careers ins science, mathematics, engineering and
                               technology

                               Targets underrepresented minorities and/or people with
                               disabilities to participate in NASA pre-employment scientific
                               and technical programs

Evaluations:                   Performance goals define the level of performance to be
Programs/products have         achieved
goals expressed in an
objective, quantifiable, and
measurable form.

                               Evaluated regularly by external and internal sources and has
                               built in mechanism for making adjustments

                               Has a basis for comparing actual program results with the
                               performance goals, along with a description of the means to
                               be used to verify and validate measured values.
                                    Elementary Secondary Education (Formal)


         Criterion                              Sub-Criteria/Indicators
                               Results in demonstrated value and usefulness to the
                               education community (and their potential for replication,
                               transportability, and sustainability) by being adopted and used
                               in a continuing way in substantial numbers of educational
                               institutions across the country, through reaching large
                               audiences, or through the receipt of major awards or other
                               significant forms of external recognition

                               Results in making demonstrable progress towards involving
                               minorities and minority institutions in NASA-related work,
                               and/or developing NASA-related academic or research
                               capabilities at minority colleges and universities

Partnerships/sustainability:   Lends itself to partnerships internal and external to NASA
Programs/products achieve
high leverage and
sustainability through
intrinsic design or
involvement of appropriate
local, regional, or national
partners in the design,
development, and
dissemination.
                               Sustainable beyond initial NASA funding

                               Supports "…partnership agreements with state colleges,
                               universities and community colleges and school districts, with
                               the goal of strengthening K-12 math and science education…"
                               (NO Child Left Behind Act 2002)

                               Replicable for use in the majority of all geographic and
                               economic locations

                               Based on defined roles and responsibilities for all parties

                               Reflects partnerships that allow for NASA's unique
                               contribution while reflecting the importance of others'
                               contributions to overall success

                               Follows all NASA's guidelines
                                  Elementary Secondary Education (Formal)


        Criterion                             Sub-Criteria/Indicators
Quality and Feasibility:     Program objectives are clearly and succinctly described and
Proposals/Plans/Summaries are clearly alight with and support NASA Education goals and
have clear goals and         objectives.
objectives that are aligned
with the education goals,
objectives (and outcomes) in
the NASA Strategic Plan and
NASA Education Strategy;
are consistent with the
budget; and demonstrate a
high probability for
successful implementation or
provide substantive evidence
for actual successful
accomplishments.


                             Essential information is provided about each
                             proposed/planned activity to be accomplished (e.g., who,
                             what, when, where, why, how).

                             Program implementation is feasible for the specified
                             audience.

                             The Program management is clearly defined with clear lines
                             of authority. All key personnel are identified and have
                             institutional authorization to participate. The team has
                             demonstrated that is has the qualifications and experience
                             required to carry out the program.

                             There is a schedule and/or timeline for
                             proposed/planned/ongoing education activities or some
                             indication of how education activities are or will be phased
                             with the appropriate mission or program milestones.

Resource Utilization:       The overall program budget (including in-kind contributions
programs demonstrate an     and other funds leveraged from education partners'
effective use of funds      resources) is cost-effective.
through the adequacy,
appropriateness,
reasonableness, and realism
of the budget:

                             Overall project cost, costs of project deliverables, and the
                             relationship of the proposed budget to available funds are
                             each realistic and reasonable.

                             Proposers/Lead/Managers provide evidence that the scale of
                             the proposed/planned/ongoing activity is appropriate
                             to/commensurate with program funding.
                 Elementary Secondary Education (Formal)


Criterion                   Sub-Criteria/Indicators
            The proposal or program plan provides cited or estimated
            figures for the fiscal contribution of each partner, and those
            contributions are clearly commensurate with and support the
            activities to be undertaken by each partner in planning and
            implementing the program.

            The program uses Federal Funds in an appropriate manner to
            enhance education.
                                          Higher Education (Workforce)


         Criterion                             Sub-Criteria/Indicators
Customer Focused:           Helps students develop essential mathematics and science
Programs/products have      skills in support of STEM
been designed to respond to
a need identified by the
education community, a
customer or customer group


                              Provides opportunities for institutions to create scientific
                              entities in support of NASA research

                              Strengthen capacity to fully compete for NASA contracts,
                              grants, cooperative agreements and other federal
                              opportunities
                              Contributes to NASA research and development objectives


Content:                         Provides a model for ensuring that teachers/students
Programs/products are            participate in actual NASA-based science, technology, and
directly tied to or make direct research opportunities
use of NASA content,
people, or facilities to involve
students and/or the public in
NASA science, engineering,
or technology


                              Provides opportunity for institutions to develop college level
                              courses using NASA content

                              Reflects "as only NASA an" by promoting NASA's uniqueness
                              and effectively representing NASA enterprises, missions,
                              programs and projects

Pipeline: Programs/products Creates linkage to other NASA programs relating to the
have made a demonstrable career/inspiration theme
contribution to attracting
diverse students to NASA
careers in science,
technology, engineering, or
mathematics.


                              Develops a candidate pool of underrepresented minorities
                              and/or people with disabilities to participate in NASA pre-
                              employment scientific and technical programs

                              Channels students into NASA related disciplines, to NASA,
                              Universities and Private Industry

                              Serves NASA and/or aerospace industry and universities
                                           Higher Education (Workforce)


         Criterion                              Sub-Criteria/Indicators

Diversity: Programs/projects Increase the interest of minority students to take academic
reach identified targeted    course in NASA - related subjects.
groups.

                               Promotes opportunities for faculty at minority serving
                               institutions to engage in research opportunities consistent with
                               NASA requirements.

                               Provides opportunities for minority serving academic
                               institutions, and minority faculty at non-minority institutions to
                               strengthen their capability to conduct collaborative research
                               that contributes to NASA

                               Encourage minority serving academic institutions to include
                               scientific literacy requirements in their teacher education
                               curriculum

                               Targets underrepresented minorities and/or people with
                               disabilities to participate in NASA pre-employment scientific
                               and technical programs

Evaluations:                   Performance goals define the level of performance to be
Programs/products have         achieved
goals expressed in an
objective, quantifiable, and
measurable form.

                               Evaluated regularly by external and internal sources and has
                               built in mechanism for making adjustments

                               Has a basis for comparing actual program results with the
                               performance goals, along with a description of the means to
                               be used to verify and validate measured values.

                               Results in demonstrated value and usefulness to the
                               education community (and their potential for replication,
                               transportability, and sustainability) by being adopted and used
                               in a continuing way in substantial numbers of educational
                               institutions across the country, through reaching large
                               audiences, or through the receipt of major awards or other
                               significant forms of external recognition

                               Results in making demonstrable progress towards involving
                               minorities and minority institutions in NASA-related work,
                               and/or developing NASA-related academic or research
                               capabilities at minority colleges and universities
                                           Higher Education (Workforce)


         Criterion                              Sub-Criteria/Indicators
Partnerships/sustainability:   Lends itself to partnerships internal and external to NASA
Programs/products achieve
high leverage and
sustainability through
intrinsic design or
involvement of appropriate
local, regional, or national
partners in the design,
development, and
dissemination.

                               Sustainable beyond initial NASA funding

                               Supports "…partnership agreements with state colleges,
                               universities and community colleges and school districts, with
                               the goal of strengthening K-12 math and science education…"
                               (NO Child Left Behind Act 2002)

                               Replicable for use in the majority of all geographic and
                               economic locations

                               Based on defined roles and responsibilities for all parties

                               Reflects partnerships that allow for NASA's unique
                               contribution while reflecting the importance of others'
                               contributions to overall success

                               Follows all NASA's guidelines

Quality and Feasibility:     Program objectives are clearly and succinctly described and
Proposals/Plans/Summaries are clearly alight with and support NASA Education goals and
have clear goals and         objectives.
objectives that are aligned
with the education goals,
objectives (and outcomes) in
the NASA Strategic Plan and
NASA Education Strategy;
are consistent with the
budget; and demonstrate a
high probability for
successful implementation or
provide substantive evidence
for actual successful
accomplishments.


                               Essential information is provided about each
                               proposed/planned activity to be accomplished (e.g., who,
                               what, when, where, why, how).
                                         Higher Education (Workforce)


        Criterion                             Sub-Criteria/Indicators
                             Program implementation is feasible for the specified
                             audience.

                             The Program management is clearly defined with clear lines
                             of authority. All key personnel are identified and have
                             institutional authorization to participate. The team has
                             demonstrated that is has the qualifications and experience
                             required to carry out the program.

                             There is a schedule and/or timeline for
                             proposed/planned/ongoing education activities or some
                             indication of how education activities are or will be phased
                             with the appropriate mission or program milestones.

Resource Utilization:       The overall program budget (including in-kind contributions
programs demonstrate an     and other funds leveraged from education partners'
effective use of funds      resources) is cost-effective.
through the adequacy,
appropriateness,
reasonableness, and realism
of the budget:

                             Overall project cost, costs of project deliverables, and the
                             relationship of the proposed budget to available funds are
                             each realistic and reasonable.

                             Proposers/Lead/Managers provide evidence that the scale of
                             the proposed/planned/ongoing activity is appropriate
                             to/commensurate with program funding.

                             The proposal or program plan provides cited or estimated
                             figures for the fiscal contribution of each partner, and those
                             contributions are clearly commensurate with and support the
                             activities to be undertaken by each partner in planning and
                             implementing the program.

                             The program uses Federal Funds in an appropriate manner to
                             enhance education.
                                                                                                                           Education Exemplary Criteria Template




Project Title:                                                                                       Rating ®                                                        Category:
                                        Project Purpose:
Contact Name:                                                                                                                                                        Category selections are:                                                                      Elementary and Secondary (Fo




                                                                                            minimum acceptable (1 point)
Contact Phone:                                                                                                                                                       Elementary and Secondary (Formal)
                                                                                                                                                                     Informal Education
                                                                                                                                                                     Higher Ed (Workforce)




                                                                                                                                              excellent (3 points)
Contact Email Addr:
                                                                                                                                                                     Underserved Underrepresented




                                                                                                                            good (2 points)
                                                                                                                                                                     e- Education
Office(OED, SMD, ARMD, ESMD,
SOMD):
                         Exemplary Program Criteria                                                                                                                                       Rating   x   Please include a narrative (rationale) for each criteria.
                                                                                                                                                                     Weighted Factors (W)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                                          Factor
                                        Programs have been designed to respond
                                        to a need identified by the education
Customer Focus
                                        community, a customer, or a customer
                                        group                                                                                                                                        15
                                        Programs make direct use of NASA
                                        content, people or facilities to involve
Content                                 educators, students, and/or the public in
                                        NASA science, technology, engineering,
                                        and mathematics                                                                                                                              15
                                        Programs make a demostrable contribution
                                        to attracting diverse populations to careers
Pipeline                                in science, technology, engineering, and
                                        mathematics (STEM)
                                                                                                                                                                                     10
Diversity                               Programs reach identified targeted group                                                                                                     10
                                        Programs implement an appropiate
                                        evaluation plan to document outcomes and
Evaluation
                                        demostrate progress toward achieving
                                        objectives                                                                                                                                   10
                                        Programs achieve high leverage and/or
                                        sustainability through intrinsic design or the
Partnership/Sustainability (leverage)   involvement of appropriate local, regional,
                                        and/or national partners in their design,
                                        development, and dissemination.                                                                                                              10
                                        Proposals/Plans/Summaries:have clear
                                        goals and objectives that are aligned with
Quality and Feasibility                 the education goals, objectives (outcomes)
                                        in the NASA Strategic Plan and NASA
                                        Education Strategy                                                                                                                           15
                                        Programs demonstrate an effective use of
                                        funds through the adequacy,
Resources Utilization
                                        appropriateness, and realism of the budget
                                                                                                                                                                                    15
(Maximun Score - 24)                                                                                                                                                               100

                                                                                         Score                                                                             Weighted
                                                                                                                                                                           Score
                                         Education Exemplary Criteria Template




Elementary and Secondary (Formal)   Informal Education                           Higher Ed (Workforce)
                               Education Exemplary Criteria Template




Workforce)   Underserved Underrepresented                              e- Education
                                        Education Project Review Schedule




 Date                                                    Event

 03/24/05   Call Letter to Mission Directorates and Office of Education

 04/05/05   Education Presentation to Operations Council

            Meeting with Mission Directorates Education Representatives, Office of Education and
 04/06/05   Office of Institutional Planning and Investments

            Follow-up Meeting with Mission Directorates Representatives and Office of Education to
 04/08/05   discuss External (Independent) Review Process

 04/11/05   All to provide an estimated number of projects within each category for reviews

            Receive completed Criteria forms from all sources. Forms not received by close of
 04/22/05   business are not subject to the review.

 04/23/05   Initiate distribution of packages

 04/27/05   Teams begin independent review.

 05/09/05   Convene Team(s) for integrated assessment review.

 05/13/05   Team(s) complete integrated assessment review and categorization of projects.

 05/14/05   Create Assessment Report.

 05/16/05   Pre-brief Mission Directorate Leadership

TBD - May   Report Results available for presentation to Ops Council

								
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