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Advice: Educators as researchers

Educators contribute to generating evidence by using appropriate research designs, measures, and methods

Overview

The overarching goal of TLA's Measurement Agenda is to unify the evidence and implementation cycles so that evidence-based practices are implemented in order to provide each student with an effective, equitable, and engaging education that enables them to reach their full potential. 

This strategy contributes to that goal by ensuring that evidence is continually and promptly being generated locally, so that informed decisions can be made when they need to be made.

Educators interested in implementing blended learning should proceed, and instead of waiting for perfect evidence of impact, should generate their own localized evidence, incorporating this evidence into their practice.

In order for the evidence and implementation cycles to truly be unified, applied research is necessary to build on the new problems of practice that surface as evidence-based practices are implemented.