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  • Formative Evaluation: Native New York Exhibition
    Date: 11/15/2016
    Resource Category: Formative
    The National Museum of the American Indian, NY (NMAI-NY) contracted RK&A to conduct a two-phase formative evaluation of the museum’s upcoming Native New York exhibition. The study’s objectives for walk-in visitors and teachers were to understand their baseline knowledge, what piques their interest, potential barriers (confusion or ... »
  • Formative Evaluation of Ironbound Films Informal Science Education Project: The Anthropologist
    Date: 10/20/2016
    Resource Category: Formative
    From October 2015 to July 2016, Smart Start Evaluation & Research conducted a formative evaluation of a full-length film festival cut of the film The Anthropologist in order to provide feedback that improves decision-making capacity for the film’s final edit, production design, and distribution strategies in line with the project’s goals (see ... »
  • I KA WA MA MUA KA WA MA HOPE - The Future is in the Past, Fieldtrip Summative Evaluation at the Bishop Museum
    Date: 02/16/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2011 the Bishop Museum and two collaborating organizations, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH) and the Pacific Voyaging Society (PVS), were awarded a multi-year grant from the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP) to develop classroom and dockside curricula, an online resource center for educators, teacher workshops, a planetarium show, and ... »
  • The Cosmic Serpent Story: Summative Evaluation for Final Report
    Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Cosmic Serpent (NSF No. DRL-0714631 and DRL-0714629) is a professional development effort that supports collaboration with integrity between science museum professionals and Native communities and/or tribal museums. Cosmic Serpent aims to create awareness of the value and integrity of Native science paradigms among museum practitioners, support ... »
  • Front-End Evaluation of Ironbound Films Informal Science Education Project: The Change
    Date: 06/13/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Anthropologist examines climate change like no other film before. The fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she travels alongside her mother Susie, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities. Their journey parallels that of ... »
  • Spyhounds Pilot: Evaluation Report
    Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) conducted an evaluation of the Spyhounds pilot test in October-December 2011. The goal of the evaluation was to assess the online resources for appeal and interest, as well as to provide WGBH with data on how a full-scale year-long project could be structured. CEG recruited a national sample of 5-8 year old children ... »