Technology Implementation | D.C. Public Schools

(2 year project; Team of 4)

Objective

This research was funded by the U.S. Department of Education and it was part of a researcher-practitioner partnership between my team at the University of Maryland and administrators at D.C. Public Schools. The aim of this partnership was to help administrators understand technology implementation across the district.


Methods (that I implemented in my work on this project)

Multiple regression analysis (involved extensive cleaning and merging of datasets from many sources and final analysis using STATA)
Data visualizations (using STATA, Mapbox, and D3)
Several classroom observations and teacher interviews.

Some Lessons Learned

Technology use (specifically First in Math) was correlated with increased test scores.
Student technology usage is highly related to characteristics like race, gender, prior achievement, and school attended.


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