Summative Evaluations/Impact Studies

Summative evaluation is a method of judging the worth of a product or program at the end of the program activities. It provides information about the product's or program’s efficacy -- its ability to do what it was designed to do.

  • Supporting Parent-Child Experiences with PEG+CAT Early Math Concepts (EDC/SRI, 2015)

    This randomized controlled trial study explored how time spent viewing and playing with PEG+CAT educational content at home can foster positive outcomes for young children and parents/caregivers. Target mathematics skills included patterns, geometry (2-D and 3-D shapes), ordinal numbers and counting, measurable attributes and spatial relationships.

  • Learning with PBS KIDS: A Study of Family Engagement & Early Mathematics Achievement (WestEd, 2015)

    This quasi-experimental study tested the effectiveness of a school-based family engagement model in increasing preschoolers’ knowledge and skills in mathematics, and in increasing parents’ awareness of and ability to support their children’s mathematics learning in the home environment. It also explored the feasibility of having teachers from participating preschools facilitate the parent family engagement meetings.

  • PBS KIDS Mathematics Transmedia Suites in Preschool Families and Communities (WestEd, 2013)

    This quasi-experimental study explored the potential of four PBS KIDS transmedia suites to increase preschoolers’ mathematics skills and enhance their parents ability to support their children’s mathematics learning in the home environment.

  • Using a PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Supplement to Support Young Children’s Learning (EDC/SRI, 2013)

    This randomized controlled trial, explores how technology and PBS KIDS educational transmedia resources can enhance prekindergarten mathematics teaching and learning in preschools, especially those serving children from low-income families.

  • PBS KIDS Mathematics Transmedia Suites in Preschool Homes (WestEd, 2012)

    This study found that regularly engaging parents and their preschool children with PBS KIDS content and games, developed through the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative, boosts math learning and helps prepare children for kindergarten.