The Pilot Study Briefs provide synthesized findings from edtech pilots to help education leaders make evidence based product selection decisions. To find out more about which products work best in which context, explore the briefs below.

Cajon Valley Achieve3000 Pilot Study Brief

To goal of Cajon Valley’s study was to improve reading outcomes for EL students at risk of becoming Long Term English Learners.

Vista BrainPOP ESL Pilot Study Brief

The goal of Vista’s study was to find a tool that supports middle and secondary newcomers practice language development and grammar skills.

Avonworth Think Through Math Pilot Study Brief From Avonworth

The goal of Avonworth’s study was to provide students with an opportunity to increase foundational math skills at an accelerated pace to ensure proficiency.

South Fayette Finch Robotic Devices Pilot Study Brief From South Fayette

The goal of South Fayette’s study was to determine if we could deepen students’ understanding in computational thinking through computer programming and increase motivation and engagement in learning a programming language by having students program a robotic device.

Elizabeth Forward Apple’s Swift Playgrounds Pilot Study Brief From Elizabeth Forward

The goal of this pilot was to help students transition from block-base coding to text-base coding in 5th grade.

South Fayette Microsoft OneNote Pilot Study Brief

The goals of South Fayette’s pilot were to explore the use of Microsoft OneNote to create customized instructional materials, to examine the usability of the OneNote as a collaboration tool, and to test the affordances of OneNote as an assessment tool.

South Fayette INVENTORCloud Pilot Study Brief

South Fayette used INVENTORCloud to introduce students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship in its 8th grade Technology Education classroom.

Elizabeth Forward Amplify Games Pilot Study Brief

The goal of the pilot was to get the students to play Amplify Games’ educational games outside of the classroom during leisure time.

Avonworth Puzzlets Pilot Study Brief

Avonworth’s pilot reviewed Puzzlets learning affordances for communication, collaboration, creativity, and computational thinking in K-2 classrooms and evaluated whether Puzzlets provided an engaging alternative to other educational technology courseware.

Avonworth eSpark Pilot Study Brief

Avonworth School District ran a pilot to test the efficacy of the eSpark platform in providing engaging personalized learning content to help students of all levels make sustained academic progress, specifically in English Language Arts.