The Edtech Pilot Framework provides a step-by-step process to help education leaders and technology developers quickly access best practices, tools, and resources for running successful educational technology (edtech) pilots.

Two ways to navigate the framework:

  1. Explore the framework steps, which include educator testimonials and tips for success, as well as tools and resources to help you get started.
  2. Select “Tools and Resources” in the top toolbar to jump directly to files and links that can help you launch your own pilot. See below for a full description of how it’s organized and tagged.

How the Edtech Pilot Framework was developed

The Framework was developed using research findings from Digital Promise’s Edtech Marketplace research. From 2011-2016, we conducted research on the impact of educational products, and provided recommendations for creating a more efficient K-12 edtech marketplace. The pilot framework is based on best practices identified by observing and conducting pilots in fifteen League of Innovative Schools districts. Learn more about our Marketplace Research projects and view our reports here.

Categories & Important Terms

Type

  • Tool: designed to be adapted and used during specific steps of the pilot process.
  • Resource: research reports, case studies, and best practices to help you plan for an effective pilot.

Study Size

  • Small scale study: Small scale study: Consider using tools and resources tagged as ‘small scale study’ when the cost and time needed to implement the edtech product are minimal.
  • Large scale study: Consider using tools and resources tagged as “large scale study” when the cost and time to implement are high.

Source

  • Digital Promise: tool or resource developed by Digital Promise.
  • District: tool or resource developed by League of Innovative Schools members.
  • Partner: tool or resource developed by partner organizations working to create a more efficient K-12 edtech marketplace.