Evaluation Criteria for Basic Skills Initiative Proposals (2011–2012)

Foundational skills committee members will review submitted BSI proposals based on the following criteria. Committee members will determine to what extent the proposals meet each of the listed conditions. The criteria serve as guidelines to differentiate among the various proposals. The proposals are not required to meet all of the defined conditions. Members will evaluate the proposals by using a numeric scale and assigning a value to each of the categories. The values would be added together to arrive at a total score.

1.) Improvement of Student Achievement

  • Proposal identifies target population and explains how the program will address existing basic skills achievement gaps.
  • Project’s goals and objectives contribute to student achievement.
  • Proposal describes the number of students affected by project.
  • Project is potentially applicable to other students across campus.

2.) Innovation and Creativity

  • Project reflects innovative and creative use of practices, tools, personnel, and other resource.
  • Project has a clear element of originality and does not replicate similar programs that already exist in operation on campus.

3.) Collaboration

  • Project shows a collaborative effort whereby resources from other disciplines and/or campus services outside of the author’s division will be brought together and utilized.
  • Project describes partnerships and connections with other campus departments.

4.) Alignment

  • Proposal targets the goals of our 2011-2012 Basic Skills Action Plan.
  • Proposal identifies with the mission of the Basic Skills Initiative.

5.) Research Basis

  • Project references effective basic skills practices in the “Poppy copy”.
  • Project connects to other existing educational practices in academic literature.


6.) Cost Effectiveness

  • Proposal reflects awareness of existing campus resources, where appropriate, in addition to the requested funding.
  • Total grant request is realistic with identified program goals.

7.) Assessment of Outcomes

  • Project’s goals and objectives are clearly defined and measureable where appropriate.
  • Project includes a specific evaluation plan to assess goals and objectives.
  • Proposal describes process of continuous project evaluation or systematic inquiry.

8.) Achievable Implementation

  • Timeline is realistic and includes a specific start and end date.
  • Proposal describes clear plans and realistic schedule to achieve goals.

9.) Institutionalization

  • Proposal includes a realistic discussion of post-grant sustainability.
  • Project has potential to be institutionalized if it is deemed effective.

10.) Dissemination

  • Proposal includes plans to share with the campus community any new ideas, outcome results, and effective practices that were learned.


Basic Skills Initiative Proposal Scoring Summary

Scoring Scale (0 to 4)

        0                       1                          2                          3                         4

Criterion                                            Criterio                                             Criterion

not supported                           somewhat supported                               fully supported

by proposal                                    by proposal                                        by proposal

Name of Grant Proposal: ___________________________________________________

Criteria

Score

1.) Improvement of Student Achievement

2.) Innovation and Creativity

3.) Collaboration

4.) Alignment

5.) Research Basis

6.) Cost Effectiveness

7.) Assessment of Outcomes

8.) Achievable Implementation

9.) Institutionalization

10.) Dissemination

Total:

Name of Evaluator: ______________________________________

 

Last updated: 12/13/2010 10:34:08 AM