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Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. School closures in all 50 states have sent educators and parents alike scrambling to find online learning resources to keep kids busy and productive at home.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! So do most ed-tech companies. Manager of Blended Learning.

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

But when it comes to demonstrating that products “work,” too many companies fall back on testimonials. Everyone, whether an educator, an entrepreneur or a parent, should want edtech products that are effective—ones that genuinely help students learn.

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IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We But it was a one-off on our program three generations ago, pre-common-core assessments, and one type of school profile.

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IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We But it was a one-off on our program three generations ago, pre-common-core assessments, and one type of school profile.

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5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

The answer, of course, is to visit the school, talk to the staff and students, and observe the learning process. They need to look at the growth story as well as whether or not the students are meeting proficiency standards. What’s the best way to know what’s going on in schools?

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. Research suggests that students who successfully complete their freshman year, meeting certain ‘on-track’ criteria, are statistically much more likely to graduate.

Project Hope Alliance Partners with Think Through Math and Pearson Education

Think Through Math

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 — Project Hope Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for Orange County families through stable housing and youth education programs, recently launched its Soaring to Success pilot program in partnership with Pearson Education and Think Through Math. The innovative program will focus on children in grades 3-7 served by Project Hope Alliance’s programs who require additional assistance in the classroom.