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. Yet teachers, usage, and content vary tremendously from K-2, to 3-5, to secondary.

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

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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.

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This Tech Encourages Career Planning When It Matters Most—Before Graduation

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Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers. Lee shares how Xello—combined with the district’s internship program, advisory classes and certifications—encourages Valley Center USD students to take a deep dive into their career options long before they leave high school.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

They need to look at the growth story as well as whether or not the students are meeting proficiency standards. Score Distribution Matters: Most state assessments have four or five levels on the proficiency scale, and it’s common to just focus on the number of students meeting or exceeding the standards. in education administration and policy from the State University of New York at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English from Boston College.

An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning

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Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers. Lee shares how Xello—combined with the district’s internship program, advisory classes and certifications—encourages Valley Center USD students to take a deep dive into their career options long before they leave high school.

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

edWeb.net

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).