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  • Evaluation of Peep and the Big Wide World Resources for Spanish-speaking Families
    Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2012, Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) conducted an evaluation of the impact of Peep and the Big Wide World (Peep) resources on Spanish-speaking families with preschool-aged children. The three-pronged evaluation included a National Family Study in which 112 Spanish-speaking families who used the Peep resources were compared to Spanish-speaking ... »
  • Design Squad Nation: Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Premiering on PBS in January 2011, Design Squad Nation (DSN) is a 10-part series of TV shows and video blogs that build on the success of the award-winning PBS reality competition series Design Squad to get kids excited about engineering. Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) was hired to conduct an evaluation of DSN in 2011. The evaluation was designed ... »
  • SPYHOUNDS
    Date: 08/15/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    SPYHOUNDS is a new transmedia learning experience for 6- to10-year old children. SPYHOUNDS represents an effort to extend the value of the successful TV series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman by moving to a new media platform and revamping the storyline. The popular character Ruff Ruffman becomes a super spy through top-secret missions. Ruff needs help ( ... »
  • Peep and The Big Wide World Season Five
    Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    PEEP and the Big Wide World, produced by WGBH, is an award-winning daily half-hour math and science television series for 3-5 year old children, complemented by an outreach campaign designed to encourage greater family involvement in children's math and science exploration. PEEP's three intended impacts are to: (1) empower families to feel more ... »
  • Engineer Your Life: Evaluation Report for Year 3
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In an effort to prepare female high school students for a college curriculum and achieve gender parity in the engineering industry, WGBH has developed an initiative entitled, Engineer Your Life (EYL). The initiative is targeted toward female high school students, career counselors/educators, and professional engineers. It is designed to: 1) ... »
  • Design Squad: Nate's Roadtrip
    Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is producing a PBS television series, with accompanying web and outreach activities for 9- to 12-year-olds, to inspire a generation of budding engineers. Design Squad: Nate's Roadtrip (working title) will be a 10-part television series that is building on WGBH's prior award-winning work. The series goal is to engender enthusiasm and promote ... »
  • FETCH! Online Training Evaluation Report: Executive Summary
    Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Veridian inSight performed an evaluation study in fall of 2009 to evaluate the effectiveness of an online training developed as an outreach component of the FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman series ( http://pbskids.org/fetch/ ). The FETCH! Hands-On Science Training was designed for anyone who wants to lead science activities with elementary-age kids ( ... »
  • The Impact of FETCH! on Children's Perceptions of Science and Science Careers
    Date: 08/09/2007
    Resource Category: Summative
    In June of 2007, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted two focus groups to support WGBH in gathering feedback from children aged 7-10 on the FETCH! television program. The main objective of the focus groups were to: 1) gain insight into children' previous perceptions of scientists and whether or not such perceptions related to the ... »
  • Executive Summary: Evaluation of the FETCH! Activity Guide
    Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    During the spring of 2006, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation study on behalf of WGBH. The purpose of the study was to gather data related to the effectiveness of the FETCH! Activity Guide, which was designed to extend the teachings of a new children's show, "FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. The four main study objectives were ... »
  • Evaluation of the FETCH! Activity Guide: Study Report
    Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    During the spring of 2006, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation study on behalf of WGBH. The purpose of the study was to gather data related to the effectiveness of the FETCH! Activity Guide, which was designed to extend the teachings of a new children’s show, “FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman.” The Activity Guide was developed ... »