Using Data to Illuminate Education
Vela Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to evaluation, analytics and data tracking to education partners to improve student and community outcomes. Established in 2017, Vela Institute accomplishes its mission through applied research, data analytics, and the use of evidence-based practices.
Making data accessible and relevant through Vela’s student data-tracking system and data visualizations.
Support organizations efforts to understand and demonstrate impact.
Performance Insights (Pi) is the most powerful and user-friendly GEAR UP system in the nation. It was designed BY educators FOR educators. With Pi you can easily upload student-level data, track student progress, and define milestones.
Evidence Based Practices
Part of Vela’s mission is to promote a culture of evidence-based decision-making. To the left is our seven-phase model to improve both critical thinking and evidence quality.
What is a Good Decision?
Good Decisions are informed by professional experience, scientific research, and benchmarking data.
What is EBP?
Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) is Vela’s model for using data and analytics to improve program insights and outcomes.
How Will This Help My Students?
Many organizational decisions are not based on evidence derived from research. Failing to back up decisions with credible evidence leads to missed opportunities and loss of impact.