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ERIC Number: ED567483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
The Impact of Achieve3000 on Elementary Literacy Outcomes: Evidence from a Two-Year Randomized Control Trial
Hill, Darryl V.; Lenard, Matthew A.; Page, Lindsay Coleman
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
School districts are increasingly adopting technology-based resources in an attempt to improve student achievement. This paper reports the two-year results from randomized control trial of Achieve3000 in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Achieve3000 is an early literacy program that differentiates non-fiction reading passages based on individual students' Lexile scores. Two key questions and focal areas for research are addressed: (1) Do students who use Achieve3000 outperform students who do not use Achieve3000 on a host of reading achievement measures?; and (2) Does the performance of students who use Achieve3000 differ across student subgroups? An experimental research design in the form of a cluster-randomized trial was employed. Data for this investigation come from the school system's administrative and testing records; Amplify, Inc.'s mClass reporting system; and Achieve3000's activity completion and LevelSet Lexile pre- and post-test assessments. Results from a two-year randomized control trial of Achieve3000 suggest that the impacts, implementation, and overall promise of a technology literacy solution fell short of expectations. Tables and figures are appended. [SREE documents are structured abstracts of SREE conference symposium, panel, and paper or poster submissions.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina