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How EdTech capabilities drive favorable outcomes 

A survey of hundreds of education leaders around the globe connected schools’ EdTech capabilities with their reported success in improving learning outcomes.

Schools whose leaders indicated high outcomes also reported higher development in all 22 EdTech capabilities, especially those related to strategic and collaborative technology planning.

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What the survey found

Leaders who reported high outcomes in their schools were more likely to have detailed technology visions and plans, involve teachers and students in technology planning and formally evaluate their technology’s effectiveness.


Impact of capabilities on outcomes differed

Some EdTech capabilities had a greater relative impact on outcomes than others, including evaluation of technology and implementation effectiveness, strategic planning, and leadership vision and stakeholder alignment.

Development stages differed across globe 

The USA and China showed the highest stage of EdTech capability development. The UK, Spain, Germany and Canada fell near the mean, while respondents from the Netherlands were slightly below the mean.
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Software use predicted learning outcomes

High-outcomes schools were more likely to use software that enables assessment, game-based learning and student collaboration.

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