Analyze pilot data to determine the extent to which the ed-tech product solved your need, and whether to scale up implementation. Consider the goal, size, and complexity of the pilot when deciding how to analyze data. Districts can make the strongest claims and clearest decisions by comparing outcomes for pilot participants with those for teachers and students who did not participate.
“By creating our own templates in Excel, we can get the fields that we know we need, which align with how we measure outcomes. …[When we] pilot a program, we can send the company our template and say, ‘You need to figure out how to align whatever your metrics are with these.’” —Eian Harm, West Ada School District
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