ESSA Tier 2 Research

Success for Diverse Learners on Renaissance Star® Math Assessments with Exact Path

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WEBD 40 ESSA Success for Diverse Learners

The impact of Exact Path learning path usage was examined during a rigorous study in grades 3–8 on Renaissance Star® math assessments during the 2021–22 school year in a diverse school district in Virginia.

The study found that the use of Exact Path was positively related to math achievement as measured by the Renaissance Star Math assessments. When Exact Path is implemented, an average student who uses the program could accelerate learning for a gain up to 11 percentile points in math compared to a student who did not participate in the program.

Third-party validation through LearnPlatform confirms this quasi-experimental efficacy study meets the standards in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aligning with Level II, "Moderate Evidence," and meets the What Works Clearinghouse 5.0 Group Design standards with reservations.