The Wooden Floor is in the process of developing a 10-year, longitudinal study that will be launched in Spring 2014. CRoC, a leading research and development institution dedicated to understanding human creativity and the conditions that can promote imaginative approaches to learning, design, and problem solving has been commissioned to develop the evaluation tool and implement the first phase of the study. CRoC is a division of the Imagination Group of Los Angeles, and is led by UCLA Professor Emeritus Dr. James S. Catterall. Dr. Catterall’s recent work includes the development of the Next Generation Creativity Survey funded by the Walt Disney Company.
The anticipated outcomes of this 10-year evaluation study are threefold:
Dr. Catterall and CRoC have proposed to design an evaluation tool that can be used to survey the student body of 375 on an annual basis, and measure the following:
This evaluation tool will incorporate some traditional ways of scaling development, which is important in order to make connections between our assessment and established work in the field of youth development. Furthermore, it will help The Wooden Floor advance our evidence base to achieve our goal of sector leadership in the areas of arts-for-youth and youth development.