SEG Measurement Brings Together Task Force on Effectiveness Research for Educational Products and Services

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New Task Force Created to Develop Guidelines to Evaluate the Purchase of Educational Products and Services for the Classroom. SEG Measurement has assembled a blue-ribbon panel to produce guidelines to assist these institutions in the evaluation of any product or service available within the education marketplace.

Today Evidence based research is a must for Education and K-12.

SEG Measurement Announces Task Force on Effectiveness Research for Educational Products and Services

Blue Ribbon Panel formed to help school administrators and school buyers make informed buying decisions based on proven effectiveness.

SEG Measurement (http://www.segmeasurement.com) announced today, from the floor of the EdNet Conference, the formation of a Task Force charged with developing guidelines for use by school buyers in evaluating instructional products and services based on efficacy research results.

Millions of dollars of educational products and services are purchased by states, districts and schools every year. The Task Force was assembled to combat the fact that while many of purchasing decisions are well informed, far too many purchases of instructional materials are made based on limited evidence of product efficacy.

“Our children deserve to receive instruction using proven solutions—products and services that have been shown through sound research to have a positive impact on learning and other educational outcomes.” said Scott Elliot, President of SEG Measurement and Chair of the Task Force.

The Task Force will produce Guidelines for school buyers to use in evaluating product effectiveness and interpreting efficacy research. These Guidelines will assist school buyers in evaluating the efficacy of educational products and services and to make informed buying decisions.

“With fewer dollars available to schools for instructional materials, ensuring that purchased materials are backed by technically sound efficacy research becomes even more critical.” Elliot said. ”Schools are looking for proven solutions and are less willing to accept unproven claims of effectiveness from sellers. Now they will be better armed with the knowledge to make better decisions.”

About SEG Measurement
SEG Measurement conducts technically sound product efficacy research for educational publishers, technology providers, government agencies and other educational organization, and helps organizations build better assessments. SEG has been meeting the research and assessment needs of organizations since 1979. SEG Measurement is located in New Hope, Pennsylvania and can be accessed on the web at http://www.segmeasurement.com.

SEG Measurement and its logos are trademarks of SEG Measurement © 2013.

Contact:

Scott Elliot, President
SEG Measurement
31 Pheasant Run
New Hope, PA 18938
267-759-0617
selliot(at)segmeasurement(dot)com

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