Documenting the Academic Return on Investment (ROI) for programs and school improvement efforts is the essence of evidence-based practice.
When evaluating the success of a particular program, districts often ask: “How did students in the program grow?” While this question is important, the answer does not reflect academic ROI. Instead, academic ROI asks: “How did students in the program grow compared to how they would have grown without the program?” Academic ROI is measured by comparing student growth with the program to student growth without the program.
In this video, Dr. John Gatta, CEO of ECRA Group, defines academic ROI and describes a process school districts can use to measure academic ROI. You’ll learn the fundamental concepts of academic ROI and how to leverage predictive analytics to quantify the impact that programs, interventions, and school improvement efforts are having on student learning.
Bringing Decisions Into Focus
At ECRA, we focus on helping school districts embed evidence-based practices via predictive models that empower school leaders with the information needed to ensure resources are directed toward what truly matters for students.