Impacts of Edmentum’s Exact Path on Student Language Arts Achievement

Impacts of Edmentum’s Exact Path on Student Language Arts Achievement

ESSA Level of Research: Moderate Evidence (Quasi-Experimental)

What Works Clearing House Standard: Meets WWC Group Design Standards with Reservations

Overall: Analyses revealed statistically significant positive impacts for student usage of Exact Path on language arts achievement in Grades 1 through Grade 8, except for Grade 7.

The purpose of this study was to provide a rigorous estimate of the impact of Exact Path use on student achievement in Language Arts. The study aimed to estimate the effects of student usage of Exact Path. Usage included administration of the diagnostic assessment in both fall and winter, placement of students along the learning progression, and completion of at least eight lessons according to the learning progression placement. Century Analytics, Inc. conducted a rigorous evaluation of Edmentum’s Exact Path to estimate the impact of Exact Path use on student achievement in Language Arts in Grade 1 through Grade 8.

Research Question: What is the impact of Exact Path usage between the Fall diagnostic and Winter diagnostic assessment on student language arts achievement in 1st through 8th grade 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.

 

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