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ERIC Number: ED598404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep-6
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Achieve3000 Evaluation, 2017-2018. Research Educational Program Report
Torres, D. Diego
Houston Independent School District
Achieve3000®, a web-based differentiated reading program based on the Lexile® Framework and designed to improve student reading ability and comprehension of increasingly complex texts, was made available to approximately 100,000 secondary students across 98 HISD schools during the 2017-2018 academic year. The present evaluation, using a select subsample of these data, examined the relationship between Achieve3000 usage throughout the year and students' end-of-year State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Lexile level and students' college and career readiness. The research questions were (1) whether schools with mean completion of Achieve3000 activities completed at or above the district average had a higher mean end-of-year Lexile level than schools with mean completion of activities below the district average, and (2) whether, net of the effects of student demographic factors and between-school variance, greater usage of Achieve3000 associated with a higher probability of ending the year on track for being college and career ready as determined by the end-of-year Lexile level, and whether any difference varies by race/ethnicity. Regarding question 1, findings suggest that the mean end-of-year Lexile level was not higher in schools where the mean number of activities was at or above the district average, but was instead higher in schools where the mean number of activities was below the district average. Regarding question 2, findings point to a modest relationship between Achieve3000 usage and students' probability of being on track for college and career readiness. For an increasing number of activities completed, there is an associated rise in the predicted probability of being on track for career and college ready, holding constant other predictors. Black students have a lower odds of being on track for college and career readiness compared to their white, Hispanic, and Asian and other race peers. Implications of the findings are discussed and recommendations for future use are given to help maximize implementation of Achieve3000. [Title varies: "The Relationship between Achieve3000® Usage and HISD Students' College and Career Readiness in Grades 6-10."]
Houston Independent School District. Research & Accountability, 4400 West 18th Street 2 NW, Houston, TX 77092. Tel: 713-556-6700; Fax: 713-556-6730; e-mail: Research@houstonisd.org; Web site: http://www.houstonisd.org/research
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District (HISD), Department of Research and Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)