Kepler Project—Evaluation Questions
Revised: September 1, 2005
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I. What EPO goals does this product/activity address?
- How is each goal met in the product/activity?
- Describe the user experience?
Who will use the activity?
How many people are exposed or will use the activity?
How will it be used?
What is the impact and how will it be measured?
II. What is the intended venue and/or medium for this product/activity?
III. Who is the intended audience?
- How will they be reached?
- What age is the product/activity aimed at? Other specifications for target audience?
IV. How appropriate is the content (age, educational background, prior experiences, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic, science experience/goals) for the intended audience?
- What reading level is required?
- How much math is required?
- Is the science content aligned with national science standards for the age group(s)
- If multiple age groups are targeted how was the product/activity designed to take into
- account differing levels of reading/math abilities across multiple age groups?
- What assumptions were made regarding prior knowledge of the intended users?
What previous science knowledge is necessary in order for the product/activity to be used successfully?
- Are possible misconceptions addressed? Discounted? Encouraged?
V. What are the objectives of the product/activity?
What is the intended impact of this product/activity on its audience?
- How is it intended to contribute to positive social interactions?
- How does it actually facilitate interactions?
- What content was it intended to teach?
- What content did it actually teach?
- How is it intended to change attitudes, interest, excitement?
- How does it actually impact attitudes, interest, excitement?
VI. What indicators are to be measured as evidence of success in terms of:
- objectives being met?
- ease of use?
- accessibility to targeted groups?
- coherent experience?
VII. How will these indicators be measured?
VIII. What evaluation was/will be conducted on this product/activity?
• Front-end • Formative • Summative
IX. What methods were/will be used to collect data?
- Focus groups • Interviews
- Observations • Surveys
- Prototype testing • Pre/post questionnaire
X. What procedures will be used for science content review?
- Copy reviewed for age appropriate language and ease of accessibility for multiple age groups?
- Was the product reviewed with hearing or visually impaired users in mind?
If not, why not?
If so, what accommodations were made for these users?
XI. What were the formative evaluating findings and how did the team use the findings?
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