PEAR Discover

The PEAR Institute has developed a comprehensive approach to informing on the quality of students’ science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences and providing a common language around STEM outcomes so students can learn, dream and thrive in school and afterschool settings. PEAR  Discover is The PEAR Institute's initiative that focuses on STEM attitudes, such as STEM engagement and identity. 



PEAR Discover's services include:





The Common Instrument Suite

The Common Instrument Suite (CIS) is a self-report survey that measures a variety of STEM-related attitudes, including STEM engagement, STEM career knowledge, and STEM identity.

Dimensions of Success

The Dimensions of Success observation tool, or DoS, defines twelve indicators of STEM program quality in out-of-school time (e.g., afterschool, summer camps, etc.). The DoS tool allows researchers, practitioners, funders, and other stakeholders to track the quality of STEM learning opportunities and to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses.

Assessment Tools in Informal STEM

Assessment Tools in Informal STEM (ATIS) is a searchable website of assessment tools for informal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. The goal is to provide practitioners, evaluators, researchers and policy makers with the information to choose appropriate tools for assessing program quality and outcomes for children and youth.

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