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When determining whether to continue or scale up product use, refer to the pilot data. Districts can leverage pilot evidence to negotiate a tailored solution (e.g., partial purchase, second round of pilots with additional users, etc.) with product developers.

With open lines of communication, districts and product developers can reach mutually beneficial solutions.

Work with Edtech Providers

“I would pay more for a product knowing that I have a relationship with that product developer and I’m not just an account number. We use products where we can get immediate interaction and support.” — Scott Miller, Principal, Avonworth Primary Center

Tips for Success!

A list of tips
  • Consider alternatives to universal adoption
  • Review pricing models carefully to ensure fit with intended use
  • Maintain open communication with ed-tech providers

Tools & Resources

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Tool

CBCSE Cost Toolkit From CBCSE

This tool is designed to facilitate the estimation of costs and cost-effectiveness of educational programs.

Resource

Digital Learning Now Procurement Guide From Digital Learning Now

A report outlining 12 keys to smart edtech procurement.

Resource

K12 Blueprint Contract Negotiations with Vendors From K12 Blueprint

A step-by-step guide for negotiating contracts with ed-tech vendors.

Resource

The EdSurge Guide to Choosing, Vetting and Purchasing K-12 Edtech Products From EdSurge

A compilation of articles about choosing, vetting, and purchasing edtech products, along with additional resources.