School Year 2016–17

To measure RESET’s effectiveness in achieving its goal of sparking children’s enthusiasm for STEM, RESET surveys students who have completed one of its hands-on science programs. The survey instrument measures attitudes towards science learning, and uses questions developed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in preparing “The Nation’s Report Card.” With these metrics RESET is able to compare the responses of students in our programs with those of students nationwide who completed the NCES assessment.

RESET received 656 responses to the Student Assessment Questionnaire in school year 2016/17. The data below show the positive impact that RESET has on students, compared to the responses from students nationwide.




Two additional questions are intended to provide feedback on the RESET program students have experienced. The results below show the positive impact RESET volunteers have on student attitudes toward STEM:

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