Opportunity

iZone Short-Cycle Evaluation Challenge

Jun 9, 2014


Building on the work of the Gap App Challenge, the NYC iZone is launching the Short-Cycle Evaluation Challenge with a call for edtech Developers’ Personalized Learning Programs. You’ll work with a team of 2-5 teachers from a New York City public school to plan and execute a 12-week pilot of your product.

Through the iZone, you’ll gain access to committed teachers focused on the problem addressed by your program, the highest quality of independent program evaluation, and support to integrate the evaluation into your business strategy and planning.

Ten Short-Cycle Evaluations will be conducted in the 2014-2015 School Year: five in the Fall 2014 Cohort, five in the Spring 2015 Cohort. School teams of teachers are being selected now.

To take advantage of this opportunity, complete the registration questionnaire. We encourage participation of developers from across the nation.

Applications close June 9th, 2014. Apply at the link below

What’s Next

If your program addresses a need identified by a school team, we'll provide a document describing the selection criteria and invite you to submit a more detailed application.

EdtechnosEvaluator—a joint venture of the edtech advisory firm Good Harbor Partners and the program evaluation team at Johns Hopkins Center for Reform and Research in Education—will review applications and make recommendations to the iZone for developer participation. The iZone and EdtechnosEvaluator will then facilitate matches of companies and teachers and the Edtechnos team will work with those teams to design an appropriate program evaluation, conduct an independent review, and report its findings.

Acceptance Requirements

Once matched, you’ll attend an opening workshop (tentatively the week of 8/25 for the Fall cohort), contribute to the development of your evaluation plan, provide your teacher team with appropriate professional development and program support throughout the 12–week Short-Cycle process, and participate in the evaluation process (surveys, interviews, etc.).

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