What is an educational impact report®?

K–12 educational institutions are under increasing pressure to do more with less. But within the complex web of tutoring services, after-school and community-based programs, computer-assisted learning software, and other programs students are exposed to, how do you know which resources are actually moving the needle?

Parsimony’s Educational Impact Report® shows you which efforts are having an impact, on which outcomes, and by how much. When we generate an Educational Impact Report® for one of your initiatives, you will:

HOW DO WE WORK WITH YOUR INSTITUTION?

Meet

We meet with your district to better understand your goals and key efforts to improve student outcomes, and to identify key district staff to connect with to facilitate the creation of an Educational Impact Report®.

Collect

We obtain detailed data on students, such as attendance, suspensions, test scores, and so on, from your district. We then “clean” these data (remove duplicates and inaccurate entries) to prepare them for generating Educational Impact Reports® tailored to your district’s needs.

CALCULATE

Your district provides us with a list of students who participated in a district effort (e.g., an after-school tutoring program). With this list and the relevant student data from step 2, our data scientists generate an Educational Impact Report® that shows you what impact the program had on its targeted students.

WHAT MAKES THE EDUCATIONAL IMPACT REPORT® UNIQUE?

Educators are busy. That’s why we concisely describe the impact of the specific program/intervention on each student outcome.

Our data scientists match the students in this program/intervention with similar students to create an “apples-to-apples” comparison when calculating its impact.

We statistically calculate the impact of the program/intervention on each student outcome and present and interpret the results in a simple manner.

Because the effect of a program/intervention isn’t always equitable, we calculate and present the impact for different student groups.

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THE TEAM

Amanuel

Amanuel has a Ph.D. in educational psychology with an emphasis in statistics, and is an accredited professional statistician. He has a wealth of experience in estimating the impact of educational initiatives on a variety of student outcomes, and has published over 24 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

JORDAN

Jordan has an M.S. in statistics and is an expert in data processing, data management, and statistical programming. He also has several years of experience in training and implementing machine learning algorithms in a variety of contexts.

ERIC

Eric has a Ph.D. in educational measurement and statistics, as well as over 10 years of experience in evaluating educational initiatives and presenting data at school board meetings. He also regularly helps educational leaders identify their data needs. Eric advises Parsimony.