Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has played a major role in the attempts to improve
science and mathematics education. According to the NSF, the Collaboratives for Excellence in
Teacher Preparation (CETP) program was designed to significantly improve the science,
mathematics, and technology preparation of future K-12 teachers and their effectiveness in these
areas. The NSF funded the Core Evaluation Project to design and develop a data collection and
reporting system for the CETP program. The CETP Core Evaluation developed surveys, a
classroom observation protocol, and a teacher artifact scoring rubric to gather information on the
impact of the CETP program. The Core Evaluation collected a variety of data in 2001-2002
derived from open ended and scaled survey items and classroom observations and artifacts. Both
quantitative and qualitative analyses were necessary to provide a complete picture of the CETP
Lawrenz, Frances; Michlin, Michael; Appeldoorn, Karen; Hwang, Eunmi.
Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (CETP) Evaluation, 2001-2002.
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement.
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