The educator or education leader interprets data, identifies key findings, and communicates evidence-based recommendations with a broader audience.
Review the pilot goal to reflect on the purpose of the pilot. Consider the stakeholders involved (students, teachers, parents, etc.) and the types of data that have been collected. Next, examine the analyzed data to begin to create meaning—the findings.
Determine which audience(s) have a stake in understanding the findings of this analysis. There could be multiple audiences, such as educators and school board members. Consider the level of detail that is important for each potential audience. Does each group of stakeholders need to know the same information? What information about how the innovative program was implemented will the audience need to interpret the findings? Would educators prefer to understand the curricular changes but school board members be more concerned with cost and reach? Tailor information for content that is most relevant to each audience.
Review your summarized findings and recommendations to ensure your claims are supported by the data you collected, and that limitations are clearly stated (see Reporting Research Findings in resources for help thinking through how to report data and findings appropriately and accurately). For example, if you report that reading comprehension improved for students who used a particular innovative program, be sure to clarify what other factors might have contributed to this outcome.
Focus on supporting any claims with other sources of valid evidence. For additional guidance, use Digital Promise’s tool, Evaluating Studies of Ed-tech Products, to focus on aligning claims with appropriate data findings.
To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3. You must receive a “yes” in all parts submitted in Part 2.
Review your pilot goal or research question and how the results of the pilot will be shared. (Completing Part 1 before working on Part 2 is advised.)
To earn this micro-credential, please submit a document with the following data analysis and plan to share the findings. Use the following questions as a guide:
Submit the report or presentation you intend to share or have shared with colleagues or stakeholders who will make a purchasing, implementation, or scale-based decision. Include your final, evidence-based recommendation as well as information that addresses the following:
After you identified strategies to communicate key findings, write a reflection that addresses the following:
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