An update of the analysis of Wiki Education student editors as a portion of new active editors on English Wikipedia and globally, as reported in the Metrics & Insights Q1 2018-19 presentation (which found that about 19% of new active editors are from Wiki Education's Wikipedia Student Program).
I believe the data comes from this analysis and was updated with some more recent data in June 2019. I'm requesting an update that extends through the rest of 2019 and includes the Spring and Fall 2019 students. Having the exact numbers behind the 'rolling average' graph (where I believe the 19% figure came from) would also be very useful.
Why it's requested:
Wiki Education would like to use this data in grant proposals to external funders, and related communications, to emphasize the impact of our programs and the potential for scaling them up even further. By my estimation from measuring the most recent graph, it looks like Wik Education's portion of new active editors increased to over 20% by late 2018 / early 2019. I expect it would creep a bit higher through the rest of 2019, which were our largest Spring and Fall cohorts to date.
I haven't been able to recreate the analysis myself.
When it's requested:
It would be very useful to have updated data by May 2020 or earlier, both so that we can put out timely communication about recent semesters and so that we can include it in our annual plan. For the purpose of grant proposals, the sooner the better.