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 Math. 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 ben 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 Mathematics 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 mathematics achievement.