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Past Projects

Gouverneur CSD NYS Math Science Partnership (MSP) Evaluation (August 2014 to June 2016)

Gouverneur Central School District (GCSD) (www.gouverneurcentralschool.org) was awarded a Title II, Part B Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) Grant in the summer of 2014. Upon award, GCSD hired GCSDHezel Associates, LLC as the external evaluator for the three-year grant, administered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). For the purposes of this MSP project, GCSD formed a partnership with Clarkson University to develop and implement professional development (PD) opportunities to enhance content and pedagogy of teachers of science. The intended audience for this PD included sixth through eighth grade GCSD science teachers, the GCSD Middle School Principal, and three non-public school science teachers and the Principal at St. James Catholic School.

The evaluation allowed the Gouverneur School District to meet federal- and state-level evaluation reporting requirements, and to examine the efficacy of the MSP program at the local level. Measures that were implemented included (a) pre- and post-tests of teachers’ science content knowledge, (b) surveys of teacher participants’ perceptions of PD quality and their attitudes and self-efficacy relating to teaching science, (c) classroom observations, and (d) student assessments.

Hezel Associates provided a final report that included both formative and summative data