Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR)

STEM Program Quality Improvement

No-Cost Training Opportunities and Resources to Tell Your STEM Story Through Data


CAP is thrilled to partner with Million Girls Moonshot and Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) to help OST programs collect data, understand programming strengths and weaknesses and take action to drive positive youth development in STEM.

With PEAR’s suite of training and data collection tools, OST programs will be able to use a common language around STEM outcomes and take a comprehensive approach to analyzing the quality of Colorado STEM learning experiences so youth may learn, dream and thrive in their afterschool settings.

Let us take the STEM training off your shoulders and help you tell your data story through validated and reliable tools and user-friendly dashboards. OST programs partnering in STEM data collection will have access to an interactive dashboard containing all data findings including program-level, state and national comparison findings. Exportable figures and data can be used to take action towards continuous program improvement, grant applications, professional development, advocacy work and beyond.

Reach out to CAP to learn more about available tools, services and training all at

no-cost to you and your program.

Program Planning Tool

PEAR’s Dimensions of Success (DoS) Program Planning Tool (PPT) training is ideal for informal STEM educators and youth development professionals who are looking to strengthen their ability to plan and deliver high-quality STEM activities. This 3-hour training will provide: 

  • an overview of the DoS Framework 
  • A review of the PPT itself
  • A PPT-practice opportunity with popular STEM curriculum. 

Contact CAP to sign up for this no-cost training.

Common Instrument Suite

Student Surveys

The Common Instrument Suite (CIS) is a self-report survey utilized to better understand how informal STEM programming builds 21st century skills and impacts students’ perceptions/attitudes towards STEM. It was specifically developed with informal, afterschool, outside-of-school time (OST) STEM programs in mind. The survey is for youth in grades 4-12 and measures a variety of STEM-related attitudes.

Contact CAP to learn how to leverage this data collection tool!