Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

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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. Ebook: Demanding More from Edtech Evaluation.

Edtech Data Improves Purchases and Student Performance

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Evaluating the Evaluation Process. Administrators can consider factors such as whether the schools are urban, suburban, and rural, and how many students participate in Title I programs. The post Edtech Data Improves Purchases and Student Performance appeared first on edWeb.

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Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

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His research focuses on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

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For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. Everyone, whether an educator, an entrepreneur or a parent, should want edtech products that are effective—ones that genuinely help students learn. Now the good news: Over the past year, we’ve seen a broader set of research practices applied to edtech.

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

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You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that every education technology (edtech) publisher says their product works, and they all have some sort of supporting evidence. Highly credible edtech evaluation lists give top marks for just one RCT (randomized controlled trial). The Problem: Gold Standard EdTech Studies are Rare. The biggest problem with relying solely on fully experimental RCT studies in evaluating edtech programs is their rarity.

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

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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.

Staying Educationally Relevant in Instructional Technology

Tech Helpful

Am I to follow and be held to the ISTE coaching guidelines of best practice that include: Visionary leadership Teaching, learning, and assessments Digital age learning environments Professional development and program evaluation Digital Citizenshp Content knowledge and professional growth If so, there has to be some changes. coaching standards edtech education ISTE paradigm shifts technologist

Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support

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SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Evaluate Teachers with PD in Mind. When it comes time to evaluate teachers, administrators should look for ways to improve instruction , rather than judge. The purpose of evaluating teachers is to improve instruction in ways that impact students. Rafael Inoa is a Kean University lecturer with a doctorate in educational research and program evaluation.

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 language that describes the purpose, structure, and requirements of the program); official guidance (i.e., the more detailed program rules, as determined by the U.S. Enhancing Education Through Technology Program.

CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program

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CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program. Schools must have robust evaluation if they want to continue to find success in technology integration, said Steven Baule, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and former superintendent for Muncie (Ind.) Proper technology evaluation is a crucial element to digital innovation , said Baule, speaking at Consortium for School Networking’s 2019 annual conference.

IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

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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 We look forward to using ST Math to help IES realize its vision of a healthier and better-informed market in education program evaluations. But it was a one-off on our program three generations ago, pre-common-core assessments, and one type of school profile. ST Math has been identified by the U.S.

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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 We look forward to using ST Math to help IES realize its vision of a healthier and better-informed market in education program evaluations. But it was a one-off on our program three generations ago, pre-common-core assessments, and one type of school profile. ST Math has been identified by the U.S.

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5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

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leads the Marketplace Research initiative at Digital Promise which is focused on increasing the amount of evidence in the edtech marketplace. Before joining Digital Promise, Christina led program evaluations for federal and state initiatives and delivered professional development and technical assistance to school districts at Measurement Incorporated. The post 5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores appeared first on edWeb.

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

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For those at the forefront of digital integration at Vancouver Public Schools, it was frustrating to turn away new resources when they lacked a process for proper vetting, evaluation, and implementation. Vancouver Public Schools arrived at three teams to achieve the systematic approach they were looking for: Digital Advisory Team (DAT), Digital Integration Team (DIT), and Digital Evaluation Team (DET).

National Study Shows Significant Results on an Unprecedented Scale

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Independent education research firm WestEd recently published the largest ever national study evaluating a math edtech program. The study found significant results at schools that used ST Math , a PreK-8 visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving. Two outcomes were evaluated: average math scale scores and the proportion of students who were proficient or above in math.

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