The REM Center offers a wide range of education-related evaluation, assessment, and research services to public and private agencies, including educational institutions, government agencies, museums and other organizations. Its faculty and staff work with teams of research assistants and affiliated University faculty to plan, develop, and carry out program evaluation, assessment, and research projects.
Arts Grow SC Evaluation
The REM Center is providing comprehensive evaluation services for Arts Grow SC to continuously inform program improvement and to collect evidence of the initiative’s effectiveness.
The Research, Evaluation, and Measurement (REM) Center at the University of South Carolina is providing comprehensive evaluation services for Arts Grow SC. The REM Center team is working closely with the Arts Grow SC leadership to measure progress toward the desired outcomes of the initiative. The team will design survey instruments and interview and focus group protocols to collect quantitative and qualitative data from Arts Grow SC partners. The REM Center team meets monthly with the Arts Grow SC leadership team to determine the direction of the external evaluation and will produce an annual evaluation report that translates evaluation data into actionable recommendations for partners across South Carolina. Ultimately, Arts Grow SC evaluation findings will be disseminated to relevant audiences both statewide and nationally in collaboration with the Arts Grow SC leadership team.
Arts Grow SC Classroom Assessment Initiative
The South Carolina Arts Assessment Program (SCAAP) is working with the ABC Institute and educators across South Carolina to develop classroom-based performance assessments in arts education and arts integration.
SCAAP (housed inside the Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Center) is working with the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project and educators across South Carolina to develop classroom-based performance assessments in arts education and arts integration. The SCAAP team will work with teachers who have created arts and arts integration lessons and units in the SCDE’s digital Instruction Hub library. Those teachers selected will collaborate with the SCAAP team to create high-quality performance assessment materials (including teacher and students guides and rubrics), which will be classroom-piloted, refined, and shared via both the Instruction Hub and the SCAAP website. The SCAAP team also will work closely with partner teachers to document classroom applications of these performance assessments, creating a bank of assessment, rubric, and data literacy resources for educators across South Carolina.
For information regarding these projects, please contact:
Ashlee Lewis, Ph. D.
Research Associate Professor
Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Center
College of Education, University of South Carolina
Email Ashlee | 803.777.5090