Techbridge Girls Broad Implementation: Summative Evaluation Findings (2013-2018)

September 1st, 2013 | EVALUATION

Program evaluators from the Education Development Center (EDC) used a mixed-methods, quasi-experimental design to evaluate the impact on girls’ awareness and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). After the final year of the project, EDC delivered a summative report to Techbridge Girls (TBG), which was based on data collected during the five-year grant period, with a particular focus on the final year that grant funds supported programming (2017-18). Data included pre- and post-surveys with TBG participants and comparison students, participant focus groups, and surveys and interviews with TBG teachers and participants’ family members. The summative report shows that during the grant, TBG successfully increased the number of girls who have confidence, content knowledge and interest in engineering, technology, and science careers. 

Appendices include instruments.



Team Members

Ginger Fitzwater, Evaluator, EDC


Publication: TBG AISL 5-Yr. Summative Report


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Techbridge Broad Implementation: An Innovative Model to Inspire Girls in STEM Careers
Award Number: 1323776
Funding Amount: $858,498

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Executive Summary and Appendices
Techbridge Broad Implementation: An Innovative Model to Inspire Girls in STEM Careers


Access and Inclusion: Ethnic | Racial | Women and Girls
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Evaluators | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative | Survey
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Public Programs