ESSA Level of Research: Moderate Evidence (Quasi-Experimental)
What Works Clearing House Standard: Meets WWC Group Design Standards with Reservations
Overall: Use of Exact Path lessons has a positive, statistically significant effect on growth from one test to the next.
The purpose of this study was to provide a rigorous estimate of the impact of Exact Path use on student achievement in Language Arts. Century Analytics, Inc. conducted a rigorous evaluation of Edmentum’s Exact Path to estimate the impact of Exact Path use on student achievement. The study compared diverse national samples of users and non-users that have been matched on prior scores - baseline equivalence.
Research Question: What is the impact of Exact Path usage between the Fall diagnostic and Winter diagnostic assessment on student language arts achievement relative to students who do not use Exact Path?
Results of this study suggest that students who use Exact Path and complete lessons on the learning progression assigned to them by Exact Path will make gains in achievement relative to students who do not complete any lessons.
Results suggest that Exact Path is targeting the skills that students need to develop in order to improve their Language Arts achievement.