Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

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.

Empowering Community Perspectives in Evaluation Research

Digital Promise

What is equitable evaluation? As funders, government agencies, and service providers become increasingly focused on program evaluation results to make evidence-based decisions, evaluators and other researchers seek to answer this question.

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National Network Launches to Connect Students in Crisis

eSchool News

” Institutional capacity building and program evaluation will also be key components of the emergency coaching initiative. An independent evaluation of the overall program will be conducted by Cicero Group.

How Can We Support Kids in Learning More Than One Language?

Digital Promise

I have worked with teachers and conducted many classroom observations and program evaluations. How the Program Works. TWI programs are bilingual programs designed to build high levels of bilingual proficiency. Some programs teach 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in a partner language (eg, Spanish, Korean, Chinese). A few years ago, a colleague and I researched the experiences of the graduating class of a longstanding TWI program.

Profiles in Success: Evaluation Links ST Math to Improved Growth Mindset

MIND Research Institute

Having seen the impact at other schools, Gaines knew that the program would fit right in with Robeson's culture. “I’m To formally assess the impact of ST Math, Gaines performed a program evaluation, analyzing NWEA scores, ST Math data and even interviewing teachers. In his report, he states that the “most resounding finding was that ST Math produces desirable social emotional outcomes for students in the areas perseverance, cooperative learning, and growth mindset.”

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

Digital Promise

We want to understand how effective our current set of digital math resources are on student outcomes and how schools are currently adopting resources for their classrooms. Director of Research and Program Evaluation. And the programs don’t come with the kind of data our teachers want for the competency-based learning approach we’re taking. “We first piloted an adaptive math program with elementary school students.

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

EdTech Magazine

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.

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.

Online program expands to combat early learning disruptions caused by coronavirus closures

The Hechinger Report

A Mississippi mom encourages her daughter as she completes a session on the kindergarten readiness program, Waterford Upstart. A growing body of research shows that children who start kindergarten without a firm grasp of the basics are more vulnerable to poor academic outcomes in later grades.

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. edWeb Blog data edtech edtech evaluations Schoolwide Performance

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Transforming a School District’s Leadership and Literacy Instruction to Increase Equity

edWeb.net

The district’s strategic plan—a new way forward—has made developing leadership at all levels a priority including creating a district leadership development program targeting assistant principals.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

But unfortunately over the past decade or two, educational research has gotten tangled up in how the medical industry defines and measures efficacy—standards that are as inappropriate as evaluating a headache only with an MRI machine. The resulting snarl has frustrated everyone: educators and parents don’t know how to evaluate edtech products; entrepreneurs don’t know what metrics authentically gauge their value. Researchers then study the outcomes.

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

The Hechinger Report

IXL says its program is “proven effective” and that research “has shown over and over that IXL produces real results.” Others claim their studies found effects that independent evaluators say didn’t exist. No other digital intervention program compares.”.

The Actual Dollars That Will Shape the New K-12 Investment Ecosystem

Edsurge

Is the investment producing the anticipated learning outcome or behavior change amongst students, staff, and administration? This is the kind of work that Schenectady City Schools in New York has been advancing with their return on investment program evaluation model. The district began the program when budgets were declining and they had to decide what to cut and what to keep. In some cases, for both federal and state programs, it’s even a statutory requirement.

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Let Evidence Guide the Solutions to Student Absenteeism

edWeb.net

The outcomes provide insight into what makes for effective strategies. Innovative programs require financial support. The Research Division is the internal hub in OPS for all things data, assessment, research, and evaluation. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

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. That’s why AT&T is supporting Citizen Schools’ expansion of its national 8th Grade Academy (8GA) program this fall with a $250,000 contribution through AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature education initiative. 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.

Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding

The Hechinger Report

It’s still early to celebrate, with less than two years of outcomes to consider, but it seems to have worked. Students on the project-based learning teams miss school less frequently, aren’t tardy as often and don’t make as many trips to the nurse’s office for vague symptoms like a headache or a stomachache , according to a program evaluation conducted by a master’s student at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education.

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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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

edWeb.net

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. Formerly a high school English teacher, Christina left the classroom to study education policy with a desire to improve student outcomes by offering a practitioner’s perspective to education research. What’s the best way to know what’s going on in schools?

OPINION: When less-affluent families pay too much for child care

The Hechinger Report

I’ve recently carried out analyses using a new federal database (the Early Childhood Program Participation Survey of 2016 ) to calculate hourly and annualized prices for parents who purchase at least eight hours a week of center-based care using their own funds for a child under five who does not have a disability. His areas of specialization include early childhood programs and program evaluation.

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).

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.

National Study Shows Significant Results on an Unprecedented Scale

MIND Research Institute

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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