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  • Date: 10/22/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Bronx Youth Urban Forestry Empowerment Program offered an opportunity for a two month, in-depth and field based urban forestry work experience for low income and largely minority teenagers in the Bronx. The goal of this evaluation is to understand participant outcomes as a result of taking part in this program. Evaluation consisted of: ... »
  • Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category: Test
    Assesses children's conceptual images of scientists. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Evaluators often use one of the various experimental designs described by Campbell and Stanley (1963) to determine the effectiveness of professional learning programs such as workshops, activities, or other "interventions." Many of these designs involve some form of traditional pretesting and posttesting. However, using these traditional designs ... »
  • Date: 04/10/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    NOVA Labs ( ) is a web-based platform designed to engage teens and educators with authentic data, scientific games, tools, and opportunities to communicate with and assist working scientists. The present study sought to investigate the outcomes achieved by users of the fourth NOVA Labs platform developed: RNA Lab. The RNA Lab ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Date: 05/08/2008
    Resource Category: Formative
    To help guide the development of Season 7 (Do The Math!), this formative evaluation gathered feedback from third graders in response to three different materials: (1) a web-based game concept; (2) a web-based storymaker concept; and (3) The Misadventures of Buzz & Delete short videos. Cyberchase is the Emmy Award-winning mathematics series and ... »
  • Date: 10/23/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The attached document describes the results of evaluation of affective and cognitive impact of the Fusion Science Theater show model. Affective gains were measured by post-show questionnaires and cognitive gains were measured by having audience members vote for their prediction to the investigation question before and after the "lesson" of the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2003
    Resource Category: Summative
    Evidence from the data collected on the Midwest Wild Weather Project indicates that the teachers are very excited about its potential for increasing their students' science literacy and understanding of the scientific process, as well as increasing their knowledge of the weather and exciting them about science in general. Students are very focused ... »
  • Date: 07/31/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Pacific Science Center (Science Center) has been a pillar of science education programming in Seattle, Washington since 1962. Through interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, IMAX movies and outreach, the Science Center works to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology. In 2010, the Science Center joined forces with the National ... »
  • Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category: Test
    Evaluates students' knowledge of three fields of science (earth, physical, and life), three elements of knowing and doing science (conceptual understanding, scientific investigation, and practical reasoning), and two overarching domains in science (the nature of science and themes-systems, models, and patterns-present in science). ... »