Ready to Learn 2015-2020 Research Partner
The Education Development Center (EDC) led the research and evaluation component of the Ready To Learn 2010–2015 grant. EDC provided advice and guidance to CPB, PBS and their partners on major components of the RTL Initiative, including content development and family and community engagement. In coordination with CPB and PBS, EDC designed and implemented a variety of research and evaluation tasks that included play and usability tests, viewer tests and formative reviews of content in various stages of development. EDC provided technical assistance to public media stations and their Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media partners. This work included developing a needs assessment tool for stations and their partners and a toolkit for measuring community impact and providing training and support in the use of the tools.