The Design Blueprint is a tool used by the TEA and T-STEM staff to evaluate the progress of each T-STEM academy. The blueprint is also used by the academies as a guideline for implementation. To use the blueprint effectively, we at the T-STEM Academy in Sinton have developed a matrix that incorporates the seven benchmarks from the blueprint and the strands that follow each benchmark. This will enable us to read and reflect as a team on each strand and evaluate the strength and weakness of our program based on those strands. It is functional and meaningful to use.