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  • Formative, Remedial and Summative Evaluations of My Sky
    Date: 12/31/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    My Sky is a NASA funded project, which developed a traveling exhibition on astronomy. Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) created the exhibition in collaboration with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Formative and remedial evaluations were conducted at BCM while the summative evaluation took place at the first two venues following BCM: ... »
  • Techbridge Broad Implementation: 2014‐2015 Evaluation Findings from Techbridge’s First Year in Greater Seattle
    Date: 11/20/2015
    Resource Category: Formative
    Techbridge Girls’ mission is to help girls discover a passion for science, engineering, and technology (SET). In August 2013, Techbridge Girls was awarded a five-year National Science Foundation grant to scale up its after-school program from the San Francisco Bay Area to multiple new locations around the United States. In the fall of 2014, ... »
  • Investigating the Implementation of the Be A Scientist! Project in New York City and Los Angeles Formative Evaluation -Year Two
    Date: 08/08/2013
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Center for Children and Technology (CCT) at Education Development Center, Inc., a nonprofit international research and development organization (, conducted the formative evaluation of the second year’s implementation of the Be A Scientist! (BAS) project, which is managed by Iridescent—a nonprofit afterschool STEM program ( www. ... »
  • Science on the Sphere: Formative Evaluation for Pacific Science Center
    Date: 06/11/2013
    Resource Category: Formative
    This evaluation examines visitor engagement at the “Science On a Sphere” (SOS) exhibit at Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA. Evaluators varied characteristics of the data presentation—such as topic presented, presence of a question prompt, and image rotation—and measured the resulting visitor engagement for each of the different treatments. ... »
  • Formative Evaluation: Arts 101 Program
    Date: 05/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Corcoran Gallery of Art (the Corcoran) contracted with RK&A to conduct a formative evaluation of its new program initiative, Arts 101. Arts 101 is a partnership among the Corcoran, the Corcoran College of Art, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and District of Columbia Public Charter Schools (DCPCS) that ignites the power of art to ... »
  • 3D Visualization Tools for Enhancing Awareness, Understanding and Stewardship of Freshwater Ecosystems: Formative Evaluation Reports #1 to #6
    Date: 08/15/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report includes six separate formative evaluations conducted to inform the design and development of the deliverables for the 3D Visualization Tools for Enhancing Awareness, Understanding and Stewardship of Freshwater Ecosystems project. Deliverables were tested with both students and general visitor groups, with a focus on groups including ... »
  • Salmon Camp Research Team Renewal 2007-2008 EVALUATION REPORT
    Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Salmon Camp Research Team (SCRT) project was created to address the under-representation of Native Americans in information technology (IT) and IT-intensive professions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) partnered with the Native American Youth and Family Association ( ... »
  • NISE Network Regional Workshops: First Round of Workshops Formative Evaluation
    Date: 03/01/2008
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network held Regional Workshops workshops around the country during the summer of 2008. Formative evaluation was carried out to measure the workshop's success and related improvements in 1) integrating new and existing partners into the NISE Network, 2) providing valuable networking opportunities ... »
  • Listening to Visitors: What’s Broken at the Museum of Science?
    Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2005, the Exhibit Operations Department at the Museum of Science, Boston became concerned by the number of visitor comment cards that cited frustration with broken exhibits. As a result, they approached the Research Department to carry out a study to determine the visitors' perspectives of maintenance issues. The Research Department addressed ... »
  • Seeing Section Pre Interview
    Date: 03/01/2001
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Seeing Team wished to determine visitors what visitors understood from interacting with the Seeing section of the museum, before the section was to be renovated. In particular, they wanted to know what visitors took away from the exhibits as a group. We interviewed pairs of visitors after they had been directed to spend as much time as they ... »