Grant Evaluations

 

Copyright: racorn / 123RF Stock PhotoEvery DEF grant recipient is expected to submit some form of evaluation after implementing the grant. 
Thoughtful review of each grant’s successes and challenges helps us to guide future applicants’ proposals for greater impact, so we appreciate receiving evaluations in a timely manner. 

 

Core Academic Grants Evaluations
Evaluation deadline for 2016-17 school year Core Academic grants: April 3, 2017

 

Please use our easy online evaluation form. Click here for DEF Core Grant Evaluation Form, complete it, and click to “send.” Study the questions before completing the form; find them in “Further Details,” below. We appreciate brevity, and we expect the depth of the evaluation to be relative to the size and scope of the grant. 

 

Crane Arts Education Grants Evaluations
Deadline: As soon as recipient believes that reporting is relevant, but no later than the end of the school year in which the grant was awarded.

 

EITHER complete the Crane Grant online evaluation form OR send us a brief narrative, stating grant title, award amount, and number of students reached, and describing the grant application, outcomes, challenges you encountered in the execution, and suggestions, if any, for improvements in future.

 

Student Competition Grants Evaluations
Deadline: As soon as recipient believes that reporting is relevant, but no later than the end of the school year in which the grant was awarded. For travel stipends, please respond with report within one month of returning from travel. 

 

EITHER complete the Student Competition online evaluation form OR send us a brief letter, stating grant title, award amount, number of students reached, and a brief narrative describing the grant use, outcomes and a couple of anecdotes about incidents that happened relative to this grant. 

 

Gretchen’s Classroom Projects Grants Evaluations
Deadline: As soon as recipient believes that reporting is relevant, but no later than the end of the school year in which the grant was awarded.

 

EITHER complete the Classroom Projects grant evaluation form online OR send us a brief evaluation, stating grant title, award amount, number of students reached, and a brief narrative describing the grant use and outcomes. 

 

Augmenting Your Story
We love receiving stories, photos and videos about your implementation efforts and results. Send electronically to 9RFoundation@gmail.com. 

 


Core Grant Evaluations — Further details
About our online form: The Google form requires you to complete each section before proceeding, so here are the questions to prepare your answers ahead of filling in the form. 

 

Section 1: Basic Information 

Name & contact information, Grant title, award amount, number of students reached

 

Section 2: Execution and Impact

Briefly describe the grant and how the funds were spent.
Describe any significant changes you made to the grant execution, and why you made them.
Did any unanticipated problems arise? Any “serendipity” or happy surprises? How did you deal with these unexpected events?
Will this grant have an impact beyond your classroom and/or beyond this year?

 

Section 3: Grant Elements

Program or Project: Will the program or project be continued? What, if anything, would you change to improve it?
Materials: Did you have sufficient materials to achieve the desired outcomes? If not, why not?
Technology (hardware or software): Were you able to implement the technology as fully as you’d anticipated? Did the use of this technology deepen student learning? Why or why not?

 

Section 4: Outcomes

How did the grant impact students’ academic achievement? Summarize your observations. Include any student data you gathered during your implementation.
Did the grant affect you with regard to your professional practice? If so, in what ways?
Please share relevant teacher, student, and/or parent feedback.
What do you believe will be the lasting benefits to your students and to yourself?

 

Section 5: (Optional) Wider Applications?

Do you see this grant having wider application within 9-R or the broader education community? If so, briefly describe where and how this might be implemented.

 

Section 6: Publicity – Helping DEF support education

Mention briefly how DEF funding was acknowledged in publicity.
If you have photos or videos with permission for DEF to use, please send electronically to 9RFoundation@gmail.com.

 

Section 7: (Optional) Supporting Materials

DEF appreciates enthusiasm! If you wish to supply supporting materials (photos, videos, articles, letters, etc.), please email them directly to DEF at 9RFoundation@gmail.com. Put “Evaluation Materials” + your grant title in the subject line.