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. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness. No other digital intervention program compares.”.

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

Digital Promise

Digital Promise will award up to ten school or district leaders who submit a response by March 27 with a $1,000 stipend for a trip to San Francisco, including workshops with leading software companies, in partnership with the Education Technology Industry Network. So do most ed-tech companies.

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With Budget Cuts Looming, Here’s How Districts Will Decide What to Keep or Cut

Edsurge

Add to that the costs of designing and implementing new remote learning programs, on top of childcare, transportation, and everything else that will inevitably increase the cost of doing business. That data is then fed into program and budget review cycles.

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. In fact, we’d argue that the best way to ramp and grow a company is to create a compelling portfolio of efficacy. A logic-model literally captures the DNA of a company.

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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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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.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology. The journey in Wyoming began with new legislation and funding for the development and implementation of grassroots, K-12 and postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Interactive video, online courses and full time programs grew rapidly in the first two years.

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.