PowerMyLearning partner schools outperformed comparison schools in math proficiency each year. Read below to learn more about our student, family, and teacher outcomes.
Of Additional Learning
A study found Family Playlists had a statistically significant impact on students’ New York State math test scores, equivalent to four months of additional learning
Greater Student Achievement
PowerMyLearning schools outperformed comparison schools in math proficiency by an average of 7 percentage points each year.
Develop Student Ownership
88% of students in partner schools say they know how to find resources to help them learn things they do not understand in math.
Strengthen Teacher Practice
94% of teachers improved at using data to drive their instruction and supporting student agency. Our program supports teacher growth in all six domains of the PowerMyLearning Framework for Teachers.
Increase Family Confidence
95% of parents in partner schools become more confident they can help their child learn.
Pronounced Effect for Students with Learning Differences
Our work in high-poverty schools in Washington Heights, New York City was featured in a New York Times article that stated that, thanks to our program, the percentage of sixth graders with learning disabilities who met the math standards in the 2011-12 school year increased by 36% — nine times the city-wide increase of 4%.
Positive and Statistically Significant Impact on Math Test Scores
A study with Educational Testing Service (ETS), which used logistic regression, found that students’ engagement and computer use, particularly their home Internet use and computer use for self-regulated learning, explained 14% of the variance in their 2006 math test scores over and above 2005 scores.
Reduction in Performance Slide in Seventh Grade Writing
A Writing Comparison Study showed that our program reduced the performance slide in seventh grade writing by using pre- and post-writing prompts similar to those used in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Scoring was done by independent teachers. Overall, writing scores for students in our partner schools decreased less over time than did scores for comparison students.
Realizing the Power of Playlists in Math Instruction
PowerMyLearning assembled an Advisory Council of top learning scientists, implementers, and educational thought leaders to define a set of best practices for using digital playlists to support math instruction in grades 3-8. This white paper captures the best practices we identified.