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.

Say NO to Silos in Your STEM Program

MiddleWeb

She includes questions to pose about your STEM program. Building a STEM Program STEM By Design anne jolly ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act integrated STEM STEM program evaluationSTEM courses don't belong in silos. Anne Jolly recommends bringing science, technology, engineering and math together in class to help students understand how the disciplines work together in the real world.

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Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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.

Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge

The CoolCatTeacher

His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform. Advice From a Student Assessment Researcher About What is Fair and Unfair in Today's Grading Systems From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Using Data Visualizations to Improve Strategic Decision Making

District Administration

Making complex data more accessible and informative In the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Research & Program Evaluation Office provides rigorous and high-quality research and analysis to support district priorities. By using data dashboards to create accessible, easy-to-understand visualizations of a wide variety of district information, the office has helped administrators understand what's working, what's not working and why, improving strategic decision making

OPINION: A lack of diversity in research and analytics is not just unethical — it is dangerous

The Hechinger Report

The Summer Institute is a global program that focuses on the critical intersection of data science and social science and helps train the next generation of top scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technology innovators.

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What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform. Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. Thomas Guskey reflects today on what makes a good assessment.

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.

Leadership Coaching and How Students and Teachers Benefit

Digital Promise

Recognizing that transformation, especially digital transformation, is complex and sometimes “messy,” Digital Promise is launching a second cohort of our Leadership Coaching program to support K-12 leaders working towards transforming learning in their districts through technology. The Digital Promise Leadership Coaching program is led by Dr. Cindy Elsberry, a retired superintendent with 12 years of experience, and a former member of the League.

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. Read the whole story to find out more about Robeson's evaluation of ST Math: Download Robeson's story.

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. The biggest problem with relying solely on fully experimental RCT studies in evaluating edtech programs is their rarity.

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Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support

EdTech Magazine

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. Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:13.

Interactive Field Trips Offered to Educators for Black History Month, President’s Day, Women’s History Month and Earth Day

eSchool News

What sets CILC and its content collaborators’ programs apart from traditional web-based experiences (prerecorded) is the live interactive aspect. A sampling of the programming available include: Underground Railroad Immersive Experience , Ohio History Connection.

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

Digital Promise

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 believe our middle school students are ready for more complex projects, including using simulations which require students to program robots to solve challenges. “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.

Toward a Conceptual Framework for a Quality, Learning-Focused 1to1 Initiative

More Verbs

I believe, instead, the problem is that we have not nurtured sufficient buy-in for the program, so we need a different set of strategies if leaders are to successfully overcome this challenge. Managing Change: Knowing how to define success and if “it” is working (smart use of data for planning, formative feedback, and program evaluation). Here is an emerging (draft) conceptual framework.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask

Edsurge

Many school-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs are widely used, for example. When these programs are well-implemented, they have academic, social, and emotional benefits. Recognizing this, organizations are investing in initiatives and partnerships designed to bring school-based SEL programs to scale. In addition, many schools that adopt an SEL assessment have also adopted an SEL program.

Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

The final presentations gave me, as the educator, a type of program evaluation where I got the opportunity to learn the most significant classroom projects from my learners’ perspectives. I am a strong proponent of encouraging learners of all ages to engage in reflective practice. Learners do not just receive information only at the time it is given; they absorb information in many different ways, often after the fact, through reflection.

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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.

A Science Resource for Principals

A Principal's Reflections

It is our hope that this book becomes the go to resource for principals looking to establish and maintain effective science programs that focus on doing science as opposed to just knowing. The book will guide school leaders through the specific aspects and components of an effective science program: inquiry, curricula, program evaluation, inquiry-based learning, assessment, and professional development.

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.

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.

Invest in the Workforce of the Future with Data-Driven Collaboration

Digital Promise

By investing in the (Governor’s Workforce Board) programs, we’re building the workforce of the future. Through the utilization of an expansive data sharing platform, Rhode Island hopes to conduct robust analyses to: Improve workforce development and adult education programs. Link Data across Systems to Improve Program Decisions. Ultimately, these data and analyses will inform program and investment decisions.

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Don’t Ignore Teachers in Evaluation Studies of Education Technology

Edsurge

At the same time, my experience doing research in an urban district suggests that education technology evaluations need to go beyond this focus if they are to be most useful. The Basic Issue: Personalizing vs. Plugging-In A basic issue in any program evaluation is to define the program. Is the program an opportunity for students to sit in front of a computer screen and use software, or is the program a new model of teaching empowered by digital technology?

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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 Utah-based nonprofit is expanding its online kindergarten-readiness program to families across Mississippi and eight other states in an effort to fill the gap.

Assessment and Mobile Learning Questions

Education with Technology

D) an online program evaluates learning. H) the students self-evaluate and reflect on how to improve. Technology can play a critical role in the learning process. Here are some questions about assessment and mobile learning to think about as you plan for your mobile learning. Who/ What will assess the students’ mobile learning? A) the same mobile app that the student worked on. B) a different mobile app. C) the teacher corrects a paper and pencil quiz.

Edtech Data Improves Purchases and Student Performance

edWeb.net

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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Bring Science to Life: The Impact of Video Game Simulations

edWeb.net

Before founding Immersed Games, she was a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida in School Psychology, with a specialization in program evaluation and a minor in research and evaluation methodology, and expertise in data-based decision making.

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

Edsurge

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. When the economy and their budgets recovered, they kept the model to help them invest only in programs that worked for their students.

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#AskExcelinEd: How are states advancing next generation learning?

ExcelinEd

Excel in Ed and Foresight Law + Policy’s new report, State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning: A National Landscape , closely examines state innovation and pilot programs supporting next generation learning, which includes personalized learning and mastery-based education. The report uses data and information gathered during a review of these programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., are or will soon be administering a next generation learning program.

Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

EdNews Daily

The district is in the middle of a digital equity revolution, being led by a particularly sharp Director of Education Technology and Library Programs, Dewayne McClary. limited data collection, limited program evaluation?, By Charles Sosnik.

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.

A summer program uses the arts to combat the achievement gap

The Hechinger Report

Armed with program evaluation data, Baltimore City Public Schools has expanded the academy from one to eight sites over the last four years. Having fun is important for programs like this. Libraries, city parks and nonprofits like the YMCA are other common sites of summer learning programs. The post A summer program uses the arts to combat the achievement gap appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Michigan School Administrators’ Journey Toward Increased Equity and Inclusion

edWeb.net

Work on developing culturally proficient communities during the previous decade has now led to the creation of a professional learning program designed to increase equity and inclusion during the 2020s, in collaboration with the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators.