Advanced Technological Education Television – Final Evaluation Report

Publication: May 2012

Project: Advanced Technological Education (ATE)

Authors: Pam Tambe, Heather Mitchell

Type: Report

Download Report (pdf, 17 pages)


The National Science Foundation created the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program in response to the Science and Advanced Technology Act of 1992. This act recognized the importance of community colleges as key providers of education for technicians in the U.S.

The ATE program currently funds three different tracks: Target Research in Technician Education, Projects and Centers. According to the ATE Center Web site ATE is the largest community college initiative in the NSF portfolio. Its budget was $64 million in the 2010 fiscal year and a total of 972 ATE grants have been awarded in every state, including Guam, and Puerto Rico.

This report is organized around a summary of the evaluation data. First we present a set of key findings or claims that we believe ATETV can make based on the data collected. Then we discuss some of the challenges and considerations for future ATETV efforts. The report concludes with a brief summary.

Intended Audience

Science and Technology Education Media Producers, Museum Educators, Science Educators and Administrators, Reform Leaders and Funders, and general public.


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