Globe Year 10 Evaluation: Into The Next Generation


Penuel, W. R., Bienkowski, M., Gallagher, L., Korbak, C., Sussex, W., Yamaguchi, R., Fishman, B. J. (2006). GLOBE Year 10 evaluation: Into the next generation. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.


SRI International (SRI) prepared this evaluation research report for the GLOBE Program. This is the 10th in a series of annual evaluation reports that SRI has submitted to the GLOBE Program since the Program’s inception in 1995. The Year 10 report details research from the 2004–05 school year and focuses on how the findings can inform the vision for the GLOBE Program as it moves into its second decade. As previous reports do, this evaluation focuses on the experiences of students, teachers, and partners from the GLOBE Program in the United States. In addition, the report presents analyses of teacher and student outcomes. The present report is the final evaluation report SRI will prepare under its current grant.

The Year 10 evaluation report begins with a summary of GLOBE Program growth using established indicators of program expansion, including levels of student data reporting and the number of new teachers trained. We then report on two specialized studies—first presenting an analysis of the effects of partners’ activities to provide teachers with initial protocol training and follow-up on GLOBE implementation and teacher practice and then reporting on the results of a quasi-experimental student achievement study. The penultimate chapter describes the GLOBE ONE case study, which focuses on evaluating a GLOBE ONE field campaign and providing recommendations for fostering GLOBE Learning Communities. We conclude the report with a larger discussion of key findings from the Year 10 evaluation study, connecting our conclusions with the new direction of the GLOBE Program and providing recommendations to inform and further the Program’s development.

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