Design IT Studio Evaluation
2003 to 2006

CCT evaluated the Design IT Studio, an afterschool art and technology workshop for middle school students created by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (Fort Worth, Texas) and funded by the National Science Foundation's ITEST program. Design IT Studio's multidisciplinary approach helps children build technical skills by inviting them to tinker and explore information technology software and hardware. The program draws on students from diverse and underserved communities through a partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of America and local schools. CCT's evaluation involved three major strands of work, helping generate evidence of student learning thorough embedded assessment techniques, documenting students' engagement over the three-year experience, and aiding the program in building the capacity needed to sustain the initiative beyond the grant period.