What is MeasureResults?
MeasureResults is a web-based solution for K-12 school district administrators who want to determine the need for, and evaluate the effectiveness of, products and services aimed at improving student results. By moving the components of rigorous research onto the web—including design, setup, data collection, analysis, and reporting—MeasureResults brings the power of research and evidence directly onto the desks of school district personnel.
Watch the video below to see MeasureResults in action!
Why use MeasureResults?
Increasingly, district decision makers are asking that their investments in instructional and professional development programs be justified with evidence of effectiveness. MeasureResults provides an easy and cost-effective way for school systems to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional and professional development programs.
Who can use MeasureResults?
The web based tool caters to the different needs of school systems and educational products developers, but its versatility also makes it also ideal for research partners.
- Explore the effectiveness of new products without costly and time-consuming participation in large-scale studies.
- Experience hassle free system navigation and a clean online interface
Vendors and Publishers
- When introducing new products, leverage the convenience and cost-effectiveness of MeasureResults with simple yet rigorous analysis.
- Rely on our extensive experience with district-publishers partnerships.
- Leverage MeasureResult's smart design to collect data, administer surveys, and return reports.
- The tool can assist in examining the results of grant-funded programs, providing the rational for future funding decisions.
How does MeasureResults work?
If you like to find out more about MeasureResults, how it can be implemented in your school or organization, and about our tiered service options for the tool, please contact Kylene Shen.
Funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education, SBIR contract# ED-08-CO-0046
Congratulations on receiving school improvement funding!
October, 28 2011
Schools receiving state or federal improvement funds are increasingly required to report on evidence-based effectiveness of implemented programs. How can school systems show that these interventions achieve their intended purpose?
The solution is MeasureResults. MeasureResults provides an easy and cost-effective way for school systems to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional and professional development programs.
But how can school systems pay for MeasureResults?
Did you know that state and federal school improvement funds can be utilized to make MeasureResults your go-to tool for evaluating program effectiveness? We can help you get started by providing you with an overview of such funding resources.
- Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program
- Title I Part A
- IDEA Part B
- Race to the Top
- Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
- Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program
- School Improvement Grants (SIG)
- Investing in Innovation
- Charter School Program State Educational Agencies (SEA) Grant
- Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant Program
- School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behavior and Weight Outcomes
- Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership Award
- Research on Teen Dating Violence
What else can MeasureResults do for school systems?
School systems can confidently:
- conduct rigorous program evaluations regularly to make informed decisions on program and curricular adoptions.
- use research results to strengthen grant applications.
- include evidence-based data in annual reports summarizing student performance and achievement levels.
- run quick-turnaround data analyses and program evaluations online.
I would like to find out more. How can I get in touch with someone?
Please contact Kylene Shen and ask him about MeasureResults and pricing options.
MeasureResults News Alert!
Click on the links below to read previous MeasureResults updates
MeasureResults: A Data-Driven Decision-Making Tool for School Leaders
December 1, 2010
View our video below for an overview of the MeasureResults process and a run-through of our updated user interface.
Eric Lehew speaks about MeasureResults at CoSN 2010
March 1, 2010
Learn how MeasureResults is helping Poway USD conduct effectiveness studies. Listen as Eric Lehew, Executive Director of Student Support Services, explains the benefits of MeasureResults for his district.
MeasureResults to be Launched at CoSN 2010
February 23, 2010
Empirical Education will launch its web-based educational research solution, MeasureResults on March 1 at the Consortium for School Networking conference in Washington, DC. MeasureResults is a suite of online tools that makes rigorous research designs and statistical processes accessible to school systems and educational publishers who want to evaluate the effectiveness of products and services aimed at improving student performance.
“MeasureResults will change the way that school districts and product developers conduct rigorous evaluations,” said Denis Newman, Empirical Education President. “Instead of hiring outside evaluators or onsite research experts or statisticians, MeasureResults allows school district personnel to design a study, collect data, and review reports in our user-friendly online platform.”
MeasureResults grew out of a federally funded research project to develop a low-cost method for schools to conduct their own research. The product was developed for commercial distribution under a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education. By moving the educational research processes online, MeasureResults makes school-run evaluations more efficient and less expensive. Contact us to learn more.
Poway Completes Study from MeasureResults Pilot
February 12, 2010
The results are in for Poway Unified School District’s first research study using our MeasureResults online tool. PUSD was interested in measuring the impact of CompassLearning’s Odyssey Reading program in the middle grades. Using an “interrupted time series” design with a comparison group, they found that both 7th and 8th grade students averaged 1 to 2 points higher than expected on the NWEA MAP Literacy assessment. PUSD plans to continue their evaluation of CompassLearning Odyssey in different subject areas and grade levels. Join us in D.C. at this year’s CoSN conference on March 1, 2010 as Eric Lehew, Executive Director of Learning Support Services at PUSD, presents findings and reflections on the process of using MeasureResults to conduct research at the local district level.
Click here to request a copy of the PUSD achievement report.
Poway District Piloting MeasureResult
With the new school year approaching, we are excited to announce a partnership with MeasureResults’ newest user, Poway Unified School District (PUSD). With the help of MeasureResults, PUSD educators will design and conduct their own program evaluations, while outsourcing the analytics and reporting functions to MeasureResults’ automated analysis engine. Planned study designs include an “interrupted time series,” which compares current achievement levels to levels from several years prior to the introduction of the program under evaluation. Plans also include a comparison group study which, by matching classrooms that are using the program with similar classrooms that are not, can estimate the difference that the new program has made. Special analyses will determine whether the program benefits various subgroups of students (e.g. English language learners) more than others. We anticipate that PUSD’s valuable product feedback and input will enable us to make ongoing improvements to MeasureResults’ functionality and usability.
A Sneak Preview of MeasureResults
MeasureResults is a web-based solution for K-12 school district administrators who want to determine the needs for, and evaluate the effectiveness of, products and services aimed at improving student results.
Empirical Education Inc is now seeking pilot partners for this suite of research and data analysis tools. These capabilities are also available to districts through our partnerships with providers of instructional, data warehouse, and testing programs. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about MeasureResults, or think your district or product might make a good test case for our suite of online tools.