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Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

A new bar has been set for state-grants-funded digital math programs evaluation. The Utah STEM Action Center has released its 2020 annual report , which includes the results of their comprehensive statewide program evaluation. Utah’s commitment to rigor. A word about repeatable results at scale.

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Empowering Community Perspectives in Evaluation Research

Digital Promise

What is equitable evaluation? As funders, government agencies, and service providers become increasingly focused on program evaluation results to make evidence-based decisions, evaluators and other researchers seek to answer this question. Why does equitable evaluation matter? .


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On the Relationship Between Adopting OER and Improving Student Outcomes

Iterating Toward Openness

Implications of the access hypothesis : Why do most comparisons of OER to traditional materials fail to find a positive effect of OER? The most popular hypothesis is that the affordability of OER creates more access for students, and that this increase in access is what will drive changes in outcomes. Grimaldi et al.

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OPINION: A lack of diversity in research and analytics is not just unethical — it is dangerous

The Hechinger Report

Whereas we once were forced to limit the scope of policy and program evaluations to one or two key research questions, we now can harness new data sources and technology to broaden the quest. This moves us closer to more fully answering the key questions of policy evaluation: Does it work? Innovation is not inherently good.

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Using Data Visualizations to Improve Strategic Decision Making

District Administration

Making complex data more accessible and informative In the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Research & Program Evaluation Office provides rigorous and high-quality research and analysis to support district priorities.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. the more detailed program rules, as determined by the U.S. FY 2001: $450,000,000.

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5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

For better or worse, standardized test scores are simple for anyone to access, typically a link or two away on the web. First, data analysis is reductive; details about the data are lost when aggregated at the school, district, or state level. What’s the easier way? Looking at proficiency data. Christina Luke, Ph.D.

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