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.

ST Math Pilot Study Brief From Highline Public Schools

The goal was to study all digital tools to determine impact on student achievement in respective content areas as measured by standards-based metrics.

Legends of Learning Pilot Study Brief From Elizabeth Forward School District

The goal was to increase Science NWEA-MAP assessment scores across all three grade-levels and increase student engagement.

Front Row Ed Pilot Study Brief From Owsley County

The pilot goal was to achieve target weekly student growth, and increase the number of grade level standards that each student has mastered, as identified by the content provider, for nine consecutive weeks.

Electronics Unit using Raspberry Pi for the Technology Education Course From South Fayette School District

The goal was to pilot the design of an electronics and manufacturing unit to be embedded into a technology education course for grades 9-12, utilizing Raspberry Pi and extensions.

Newsela Pilot Study Brief From Talladega County Schools

Talladega County’s goal for this pilot was to increase volume of reading within the classroom and, in turn, increase overall reading achievement.

Think Through Math Pilot Study Brief From Avonworth School District

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.

Finch Robotic Devices Pilot Study Brief From South Fayette School District

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.

Microsoft OneNote Pilot Study Brief From South Fayette School District

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.

INVENTORCloud Pilot Study Brief From South Fayette School District

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

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.