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Evaluation of the National Action Council on Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholars Program

NACME (2006-2007)

EPI, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), conducted a formative evaluation of the NACME Block Grant Program to determine whether the program rose minority achievement at the Block Grant schools. In addition to analyzing institutional data on student retention and achievement, EPI conducted site visits and case studies of three participating institutions to explore student enrollment, retention, and graduation performance, as well as the support structures that these institutions implemented for scholarship recipients. Sources of data included interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders, policy and program documents, and institutional data. EPI’s work on this evaluation involved web-based data collection from project directors at all institutions participating in the program. Recommendations to NACME on how to improve this program were provided.