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  • NOVA "Making Stuff Season 2"” Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG), led by Dr. Christine Paulsen, was hired by WGBH to perform an evaluation of NOVA’s Making Stuff Season 2 series (MS2), website, and outreach activities. CEG also conducted a separate set of formative evaluation activities during the early stages of resource development. The findings from the formative evaluation ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Camp FETCH! Guide: Evaluation Report
    Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    WGBH Boston (wgbh.org) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to, in part, develop outreach materials based on the children's television series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. The outreach materials were designed to help typically underserved kids learn about science in informal camp or after-school settings. The centerpiece of this ... »
  • "FETCH!" Season 5 Summative Evaluation: Teaching Math through Television
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In the spring of 2010, WGBH Boston (wgbh.org) delivered twenty new episodes for the television series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman (pbskids.org/FETCH!/). These episodes, developed for FETCH!'s fifth season, reflected a broadening of FETCH!'s stem content to include more mathematics. Rather than focusing exclusively on science and engineering, as FETCH ... »
  • Evaluation of Design Squad, Season 3: Final Report
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Design Squad, produced by WGBH-Boston ( http://www.wgbh.org ), premiered on the Public Broadcasting Service in October 2009. Design Squad is a reality television series that encourages kids ages 9-12 years to “show off their smarts as they design and build working solutions for real-world clients—people who are hungry for clever ideas from a new ... »
  • 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, Season 2 Final Evaluation Report: Executive Summary
    Date: 04/14/2009
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report summarizes results from an evaluation of Design Squad's Season 2 Activity Guide and accompanying television shows in middle school classroom settings. ... »
  • 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 ... »

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