Summative Evaluation of “Everest”: Student Audience Study

June 29th, 1998 | EVALUATION

The summative evaluation with middle school students focused on three major outcomes: (1) To what extent did the film appeal to middle school viewers? (2) To what extent did the film achieve its intended viewing goals? (3) Did the implementation of school-based activities prior to viewing affect outcomes? A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest nonequivalent comparison group design was used with middle school students to evaluate the film and ancillary schoolroom activities. Intact school classes were assigned to one of two treatments: Viewing the film only (FILM, N = 225)) and viewing the film after doing related activities (ACTIVITY + FILM, N = 69)). The treatment groups did not differ significantly with respect to the classifications of gender, or ethnicity.



Team Members

Arthur Johnson, Evaluator, EduMetrics


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9614740

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Audience: Evaluators | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | Geoscience and geography
Resource Type: Audience Study | Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Films and IMAX | Media and Technology