5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

While educators should track performance data to help inform their overall view on a district, school, or class, they need to keep in mind basic data analysis principles to ensure that they aren’t getting a false image of their students’ achievement.

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.

Invest in the Workforce of the Future with Data-Driven Collaboration

Digital Promise

By investing in the (Governor’s Workforce Board) programs, we’re building the workforce of the future. Through the utilization of an expansive data sharing platform, Rhode Island hopes to conduct robust analyses to: Improve workforce development and adult education programs.

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The dark side of education research: widespread bias

The Hechinger Report

And that may be leaving teachers and school administrators in the dark about the full story of classroom programs and interventions they are considering buying. The study, “ Do Developer-Commissioned Evaluations Inflate Effect Sizes?

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Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

MIND Research Institute

Highly credible edtech evaluation lists give top marks for just one RCT (randomized controlled trial). Meanwhile, any other program with studies not meeting the RCT bar of rigor is by comparison downgraded—no matter how many other high quality studies they may have, under how many different conditions, in what timeframe, or even with repeated positive results. The biggest problem with relying solely on fully experimental RCT studies in evaluating edtech programs is their rarity.

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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. Enhancing Education Through Technology Program.

Nonprofit initiative supports high-need 8th graders

eSchool News

Nonprofit’s 8GA program aims to extend learning day for 8th graders to support them through high school and beyond. An analysis of 8GA outcomes in Boston finds participants are far more likely to attend, stay enrolled and graduate from high school in four years.