A collection of tools and resources to design and conduct pilots, analyze their collected data, and potentially negotiate and purchase edtech tools. Tools are actionable (templates, surveys, etc.) while Resources are references (publications, websites, etc.).

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ED Tech RCE Coach: Matching From Mathematica Policy Research, Inc

This document gives an overview of matched comparison design, which allows you to compare results from students who used an ed tech tool and students who did not.

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Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (Long Form) From Fives and Buehl (2010)

The Teachers Sense of Efficacy Scale is a general self-assessment to measure self-efficacy.

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School Engagement Scale (SESQ) From PerformWell

The School Engagement Scale (SESQ), administered to elementary school students, measures general school engagement.

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LearnPlatform Free EdTech Monthly Analytics Reports From Lea(R)n

LearnPlatform provides free monthly edtech analytics reports to administrators so they can quickly and easily gain a comprehensive view of what edtech is actually being used across their schools and district.

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Lea(R)n Case Studies From Lea(R)n

Actual school, district, network and institutional case studies, outlining detailed challenges, implementations and solutions to improve edtech selection, utilization, efficacy and impact for different edtech products and student scenarios.

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LearnPlatform for Students Chrome extension From Lea(R)n

LearnPlatform for Students provides school administrators an easy way to see edtech product engagment.

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Ed Tech RCE Coach: Analysis Appendices From Mathematica Policy Research, Inc

An example of a way to analyze and present data from an ed-tech pilot prepared by Mathematica for the U.S. Department of Education.

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Ed Tech RCE Coach: Prepare Your Data for Analysis From Mathematica Policy Research, Inc

This worksheet will help you organize data so you can analyze the results of the pilot.

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Ed Tech RCE Coach: Think About How You’ll Use Results From Mathematica Policy Research, Inc

This worksheet will help you think about the steps to take after receiving pilot results.

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Ed Tech RCE Coach: Craft Your Research Question From Mathematica Policy Research, Inc

This document guides you through a formulaic process to craft a good research question, an essential first step in conducting a pilot.