The Ed Tech Rapid Cycle Evaluation Coach helps you evaluate educational technology use in your school so that you can make better, more informed decisions and improve student outcomes.
The Ed Tech RCE Coach is a powerful tool that helps you analyze your own data to evaluate educational technology use in your school and answer important questions such as:
The Coach can help you answer these questions and more in 5 easy steps. Preview the Coach tools below, or create your account today to get the evidence you need to make informed decisions about ed tech in your school.
We’re excited to get your feedback on the Coach. On the right side of each page there’s a “Feedback” tab you can click to provide comments on that page. You can also email us at EdTechRCE@mathematica-mpr.com.
Our goal is to continue developing the tools you need to evaluate ed tech in your school or district. We’re looking for partners to evaluate products that support teacher productivity, professional development, or student non-academic outcomes. If you’re interested in customized training and support from our research team, and providing input on the RCE Coach tools and functions, please express your interest in this brief form.
We’ll be adding more tools in the coming months to support additional evaluation methods and to help you evaluate a broader array of educational technologies. New additions to the Coach will help you develop survey tools for assessing student achievement (from both the student and teacher perspective), teacher development, and teacher/administrator productivity.
A public school district is using over 40 different education technology products to support elementary math. To help principals make good decisions about which products to use in their buildings, the district is conducting rapid cycle evaluations (RCEs) using data from last year and a technique called matching to assess which products work best at supporting elementary math learning.
A district has recently upgraded its technology infrastructure and is providing devices to all students and teachers for the first time. The district is piloting a real-time student feedback app with ten teachers across several schools. The district will use matching to identify teachers who are similar to the pilot teachers and learn whether the feedback app is improving student comprehension, measured by formative assessments.
Interested in setting up a new pilot? We’re looking for partners to field test the new tools. We’re also looking for partners to do RCEs for tools that are focused on non-achievement outcomes. Email us at EdTechRCE@mathematica-mpr.com to find out more.
Want to preview the tools in the Coach? You can view PDF versions of the Coach’s tools before creating your free account.
The tools that make up the Coach can be used as part of an evaluation or you can download the associated guides to help you understand and work through a part of the evaluation process.