Ed. note: Choosing hardware or software for an entire school district is a momentous decision, so it only makes sense that districts across the country are choosing to pilot products before signing on the dotted line. Here are two case studies of how carefully planned and executed pilots helped districts make informed choices—and improve teaching and learning.

Listen and Learn


Central Falls School District, Rhode Island
Becky Oristaglio, Speech and Language Pathologist


Hearing and understanding what is being said in the classroom play a crucial role in a student’s speech and language development, reading and spelling ability, attention and concentration, and overall academic achievement....

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  • About the Author:

    Becky Oristaglio is the speech and language pathologist in the Central Falls School District in Rhode Island.

    Nadine Aitch is the assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at St. Clair R-XIII School District in Missouri.