Edmentum, a global education leader and a pioneer in online teaching and learning solutions, is pleased to release a new research study – Impacts of the Use of Study Island Practice and Benchmarks. Edmentum is founded in research with over 60 years of curriculum experience. This study is the latest in Edmentum’s commitment to rigorous research and efficacy surrounding its programs. Results of the study indicate that Study Island has a statistically significant effect on improving student outcomes based on moderate levels of evidence.
“A deep commitment to improving student outcomes through our solutions is of paramount importance at Edmentum,” said Karen Barton, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research and Design at Edmentum. “To ensure we are meeting the specific needs of educators and learners across the country, we are growing our research base and partnering with innovative schools and districts, such as the Pennsylvania district in this study, to support program effectiveness and success.”
This new study for Study Island reflects best practice in research that goes beyond product access and aggregate, school level analyses. This student-level study provides detailed analyses of student usage of and performance in Study Island compared to those students’ performance on the state level assessment. The study goes even further by matching students based on their previous state level assessment for more rigorous comparisons, reflecting Level 3 ESSA Evidence requirements. Through a series of descriptive and statistical analyses, this study found statistically significant and positive impacts on state test scores for students using Study Island.
“We are very excited to release this new research that demonstrates Study Island’s effectiveness,” said Dave Adams, Chief Academic Officer at Edmentum. “Edmentum is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student by delivering quality, research-based programs designed to meet the evolving needs of educators. Our focus on high-quality research and efficacy underscores that passion.”
Study Island’s customizable K-12 practice and assessment tool gives educators the flexibility and depth needed to support student learning and continuously engage, monitor, and assess progress. Study Island is backed by valid research studies, like the one completed in partnership with Allentown School District.
Edmentum, Inc. is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, and actionable data. Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. Edmentum is committed to being educators’ most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Built on fifty years of experience in education, Edmentum solutions currently support educators and students in more than 40,000 schools nationwide. For more information, visit edmentum.com.