Ken started by having teachers evaluate 6 curricula to determine which 3 curricula to pilot in May of 2016. From August to December, teachers piloted the 3 curricula. Ken collected feedback from 35 pilot teachers and as well as 1600 pilot students throughout the process.
Pleasanton evaluated the curricula for assessment, cultural relevance, ease of access, rigor, and support for Common Core State Standards. KickUp broke down these categories to make sure students, teachers, parents and community members were asked questions differentiated by audience type. Breaking it out like this pushed participants to answer honestly and reflect on their individual experiences. Survey participants are asked to reflect on concrete strategic goals, so the focus is on evidence, rather than simply impressions.