SUMMA’s Educational Innovations Map has as a fundamental criterion to highlight innovations that show solid evidence in the achievement of their objectives and impact. In creating the map, we have identified leading institutions in highlighting and rewarding educational innovations. Institutions such as WISE, the Centre for Education Innovation (CEI), the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), Fundación Telefónica, the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI-OECD), the Global Education Innovation Initiative at Harvard University and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), have generously allowed us to integrate part of their work in order to nurture this new global map of educational innovations and thus enhance its reach in the region. All this information will be made available on the map in the first stage in Spanish and then soon in Portuguese and English.
What does the map contain?
The map allows us to visualize, in its first phase of development, a set of fifty existing educational innovations around the world. Each of them is classified according to different categories that help users to organize and search for them. There are four basic classification criteria:
Experimental or quasi-experimental evaluations correspond to an impact evaluation design that seeks to measure and quantify a causal effect of one or more variables on a desired situation. It is carried out by identifying two analysis groups (generally made up of teachers, students, or schools): a first intervention group, which is subjected to a specific programme or treatment, and a second control group, which is not subjected to the programme and has similar characteristics to the intervention group. The latter serves as a reference and comparison of the effect of the intervention. Outcome evaluations have been identified as those evaluations that do not have a control or comparison group to identify the specific effect of the programme or intervention.