Evidentally, Inc. was recently formed to help edtech providers benefit from product efficacy studies.
Improve the efficacy of edtech products
and provide K-12 educators with evidence about what will work in their schools.
WHAT IS EVIDENTALLY?
Evidentally is a SaaS company that conducts efficacy analytics of edtech products in K-12 schools, making research accessible, actionable, and affordable. We are productizing the usually slow and expensive research process.
WHAT DOES EVIDENTALLY DO?
Evidentally lets educators know which edtech applications are helping their students and teachers, and gives edtech developers information to help improve their products. Our analysis tool generates quick, low-cost, automated reports on who is using an edtech product, who actually benefits from using the product, and how using the product can affect measurable outcomes such as attendance rates, test scores, discipline referral rates, and other metrics that school districts routinely collect.
WHAT DATA DO YOU NEED TO DO THIS RESEARCH?
We use the usage data that products routinely collect and identify usage patterns that we link to school district or state data (demographic information and outcome data). With the combined data we can efficiently conduct correlation or matched comparison studies.
AS AN EDTECH DEVELOPER, HOW LARGE DOES OUR CUSTOMER BASE NEED TO BE IN ORDER TO CONDUCT RESEARCH?
You need about 100 schools where the product is being used without the direct intervention of the developer.
DO YOU WORK WITH THE EDTECH GENOME PROJECT?
We’re closely following the work of the EdTech Genome Project, as the outcomes of the research on implementation measures may be helpful to integrate within our analytical procedures. Our co-founder, Denis Newman, is a contributor to the Research Council.
DO YOU USE STATE STANDARDIZED TEST DATA TO CONDUCT YOUR ANALYSES?
We can use a variety of validated metrics that are collected routinely by the school district such as: social emotional learning, school climate, discipline referrals, attendance, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).