NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED574380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-27
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Neighborhood Bridges: 2010-2011 Evaluation Report
Ingram, Debra
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
In 2010-2011, students in twenty-five classrooms from eleven schools in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area participated in The Children's Theatre Company's Neighborhood Bridges (Bridges) program. The Children's Theatre Company contracted with the University of Minnesota's Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) to evaluate Bridges in these classrooms. The purpose of the evaluation was to measure the quality of Bridges implementation and assess student learning in the areas of writing; knowledge and skills in theatre; retelling and dramatization; and critical literacy. The results of the evaluation study indicate that Bridges was implemented successfully in twenty-five classrooms of students in grades two through six during the 2010-2011 school year. Data from surveys of classroom teachers, teaching artists and students who participated in Bridges, along with data from assessment tools administered by the researchers provide evidence of what students learned during their participation in Bridges. Students increased their skills in writing, their knowledge and skills in theatre, and their knowledge in the areas of critical literacy and retelling and dramatization. Appended is: Student Learning in Bridges Classrooms at Evergreen Park World Studies Elementary School.
Publisher info - Regents of the University of Minnesota on behalf of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 1954 Buford Avenue Suite 425, St. Paul, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-0300; Fax: 612-625-3086; e-mail:;Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Minnesota, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI); Children's Theatre Company (CTC)
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis); Minnesota (Saint Paul)