Student Science Enrichment Program


Project Evaluation Resources

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has enlisted the services of The Program Evaluation Group (TPEG) to help evaluate Student Science Enrichment Program funded projects. Project directors are responsible for carrying out additional evaluation of their projects and can consult TPEG about this proces.

Project directors should administer Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student Feedback Surveys to all students who have participated in the project for a minimum of 10 hours during the year. All surveys should be returned to TPEG with an attached cover sheet as soon as they are administered, or at least within two weeks of administering them.


The Cover Sheet and Student Feedback Survey request information to inform the Burroughs Wellcome Fund about students’ perceptions of SSEP activities. The same information will be helpful to you in improving your program and should be incorporated in your SSEP Annual Progress Report.

Each batch of surveys you send us should be accompanied by a Cover Sheet. If students in your project are divided into subgroups (e.g., by project component or location), you should use a separate Cover Sheet for each subgroup.

The Student Feedback Survey should be administered to participating students at or near the close of major project activities, with two important exceptions:

    · The survey should be completed only by students who have had a minimum of 10 contact hours in your project or in a specific component of your project.

    · In the case of projects that have multiple components (e.g., school year activities and summer activities), the survey should be administered at the conclusion of each component, even if the same students participate in more than one component. To work out an appropriate schedule for administering surveys in such a case, contact Sally Bond of TPEG at (919) 545-9200.

Please allow plenty of time (about 15-20 minutes) for students to fill out the survey and give thoughtful answers to the open-ended questions.

Project directors should mail surveys immediately to TPEG, or at least within two weeks of administering them. The data will be entered in the SSEP database and will be returned to you (in Word tables) within one month of receiving them from you. Upon request, we will also send your raw data in Excel.

NOTE: For the purpose of TPEG ’s Annual Evaluation Report, the annual survey and reporting cycle is from July 1 to June 30. Project directors will have until July 15 to send surveys that are administered as late as June 30. Surveys that are administered on or before June 30 but not received by July 15 will neither be entered in the database nor included in the SSEP Annual Evaluation Report. However, you will still be responsible for including these data in your Annual Progress Report. Surveys administered after June 30 will be entered in the database for the next survey cycle.

Mail surveys to:
The Program Evaluation Group
c/o Sally L. Bond
P.O. Box 1759
Pittsboro, NC 27312

If you have questions about the SSEP program evaluation in general, contact Sally Bond by phone (919) 545-9200, fax (919) 545-9202, or email

BWF Forms and Instructions