PowerMyLearning partner schools using Family Playlists have demonstrated proven impact on academic achievement and social emotional learning. Learn more about our student, family, and teacher outcomes.

+4 Months

Of Additional Learning

Family Playlists had a statistically significant impact on students’ state math test scores, equivalent to four months of additional learning.

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Greater Student Achievement

PowerMyLearning schools outperformed comparison schools in math proficiency by an average of 8.6 percentage points each year.

Positive and Statistically Significant Impact on SEL Skills

Family Playlists had a statistically significant impact on student engagement with English Language Learners (ELLs) also reporting stronger sense of belonging at school.


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 domains of our Framework for Teachers.


Increase Family Confidence

95% of parents in partner schools become more confident that they can help their child learn.

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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.