EducationCity’s foundational and statistical research provides educators with an overview of our research base and demonstrates how EducationCity helps increase student achievement. Our case studies and testimonials further illustrate how specific schools and instructional leaders are successfully implementing EducationCity in their classrooms.
Results show significant and consistent gains in student performance in language arts and math among third, fourth, and fifth grade users, as well as accelerated improvement among second through fifth graders, ranking students well above statewide averages. EducationCity schools have also reported jumps in school accountability ratings, significant gains in the percentage of students meeting and exceeding state benchmarks, and an overall increase in student performance.
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EducationCity’s Effectiveness for Increasing Student Performance +
EducationCity contracted with Magnolia Consulting, LLC, to conduct a secondary, retrospective, exploratory analysis of pre-existing, aggregated state-testing data in California to demonstrate the effectiveness of EducationCity’s success in increasing student learning at Victoriano Elementary School in Moreno Valley, California. The study demonstrated positive changes in second, third, fourth, and fifth grade student achievement in English language arts and math for those students using EducationCity compared to statewide averages on the California Standards Test (CST).
The study showed that student performance in language arts and math grew consistently over time for third, fourth, and fifth grade students using EducationCity. After students began using EducationCity, fourth, and fifth grade peers also demonstrated significant increases in language arts and math performance. Likewise, language arts and math gains among third, fourth, and fifth graders were stronger and more consistently positive than they were at the district and state level. Furthermore, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students at schools using EducationCity in California demonstrated performance increases greater than state averages.
TEA Ratings Jump Since Implementing EducationCity.com +
Park Place Elementary School, a Houston, Texas, Independent School District school, utilizes EducationCity to provide standards-based instruction, reinforcement, and differentiated learning to all students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Since implementing EducationCity in 2007, the school has seen its Texas Education Agency (TEA) School Accountability Rating jump from “Acceptable” to “Recognized” and then from “Recognized” to “Exemplary.”
According to the school’s more recent report card, Park Place Elementary also saw significant improvements across the board in reading, math, writing, and science from 2009 to 2010. In fact, from 2007 to 2010, Park Place saw an increase in Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test scores across the board and an overall average of 15 percent improvement across all subjects. At press time, Park Place students have practiced their academic skills 386,000 times with EducationCity activities.
Blue Ribbon Honoree Boosts Student Achievement with EducationCity.com +
Woodview School, in Grayslake, Illinois, utilizes EducationCity to provide standards-based, differentiated instruction, practice, and assessment to all students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Since implementing EducationCity in 2008, the school has seen significant gains in the percentage of students meeting and exceeding Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) benchmarks.
From 2008 to 2009, Woodview School’s students scored 13 percent higher than the Illinois state average, and from 2009 to 2010, that number jumped to 16 percent. Woodview math and reading scores were also consistently higher than the state average. The school was named a 2009 Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School – representing high performance among its students. EducationCity was part of the first Midwest Blue Ribbon Schools Conference in April of 2011 – hosted by Woodview School.
School District Attributes Student Achievement Improvements to EducationCity.com +
Paris Special School District, in Paris, Tennessee, utilizes EducationCity to provide standards-based instruction and reinforcement activities to all students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Since implementing EducationCity in early 2008, the district has seen significant improvements in student achievement in math (according to Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio (STAR) Math Scale Scores) and in reading (in accordance with STAR Reading Scale Scores).
In a Race to the Top winning state, Paris Special School District had to come up with an actionable plan to increase their student test scores almost overnight. The plan called for a 10-percent whole-class measureable growth every six weeks. With EducationCity, the district saw amazing numbers in early literacy, reading, and math – in some cases their scores had more than doubled. At press time, the first and second grade classes have completed more than 47,000 EducationCity Math activities, while the third through fifth grade group has logged nearly 63,000 activities!
School Uses EducationCity.com as a Response to Intervention (RTI) Tool +
East Fannin Elementary School in Morganton, Georgia, uses EducationCity daily as a primary prescribed Response to Intervention (RTI) tool for math and reading as well as for drill, practice, and review of skills in kindergarten through fifth grade. In just one year of EducationCity use, East Fannin Elementary has seen a 10 percent total increase in student performance.
Significant achievement jumps were seen in third and fourth grade math scores. In the 2008 – 2009 school year 77 percent of third graders and 68 percent of fourth graders met or exceeded Georgia state standards. But, in 2009 – 2010, 93 percent of East Fannin third graders and 82 percent of the school’s fourth graders fell into that category. Math performance across all grades increased as well. In 2008 – 2009, 65 percent of East Fannin students met or exceeded state math standards. That number jumped to 85 percent the following year. As a result, the school met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
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