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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Edtech Usage Trends Report From Lea(R)n

Review usage trends, aggregate data and factors that may be influencing edtech use to fidelity in the US with Lea(R)n’s 2017 EdTech Usage Trends Report.

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Glossary: Research and Analysis Terminology From Lea(R)n

Curated glossary of research terminology to assist educators and administrators with defining edtech measurement and efficacy needs, as well as deciphering data sets, analytics, reports and other academic studies and materials.

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LearnPlatform Resource Center From Lea(R)n

Library of free resources with which educators and administrators can support momentum to find, buy, manage and measure educational technology easily and effectively. Resources include FAQs, videos, etc.

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Research Guidelines for the ESSA Era From Software & Information Industry Association

The Education Technology Industry Network, a division of the Software & Information Industry Association commissioned Empirical Education Inc. to provide guidelines for research given the accelerated development of cloud-based technology and the important policy changes brought about by the ESSA.

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Privacy Evaluations of EdTech Products From Common Sense Education

The Common Sense Privacy Evaluation Initiative, with the involvement of over 100 schools and districts, has resulted in a platform that supports districts, schools, and teachers in making informed decisions about the safety and security of apps they use with students.

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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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Educational Technology Integration Questionnaire (ETIQ) From Walden University

The Educational Technology Integration Questionnaire (ETIQ) measures teachers’ ability to integrate technology.

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Youth Motivation, Engagement, and Beliefs Survey (YMEBS) From Youth Development Executives of King County

The Youth Motivation, Engagement, and Beliefs Survey (YMEBS) measures program fit for the student population, identifies how much students benefited from participation, and assesses social and emotional development.

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Lea(R)n IMPACT Analysis Rapid Cycle EdTech Evaluation From Lea(R)n

Informed by more than 100 product evaluations across diverse education environments, IMPACT Analysis is used to rapidly analyze individual edtech product utilization, pricing and student achievement data in seconds to inform instructional, operational and budget decisions.

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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.