Recent Submissions

  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Tier 3 Evidence for Istation Early Reading 

    Wolf, Betsy (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020-06)
    This quasi-experimental study examined whether students who attended schools that piloted Istation’s Early Reading program during the 2017–18 school year had higher average achievement than students who did not attend pilot ...
  • Linking 2nd Grade Istation ISIP Reading with 3rd Grade ISAT in English Language Arts 

    Wolf, Betsy (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020-06)
    This correlational study analyzed how well second grade students’ performance on the ISIP Early Reading test at each administration (e.g., fall, winter, or spring) predicted their third grade spring performance on the ISAT ...
  • An Evaluation of Prodigy: A Case-Study Approach to Implementation and Student Achievement Outcomes 

    Morrison, Jennifer; Risman, Kelsey; Reilly, Joseph; Eisinger, Jane (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020-01)
    The purpose of the present study was to gather data regarding the implementation of Prodigy in elementary schools in a mid-sized school district in the southern United States. Using a case-study approach, we visited two ...
  • 1:1 Classrooms and Teaching with Technology: A Best Practices Review 

    Reilly, Joseph; Morrison, Jennifer (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020-05)
    Integrated classrooms and 1:1 initiatives are growing in popularity and maturity. Each year, new school- and district-wide 1:1 initiatives launch. Even if schools are not yet a 1:1 environment, teachers and students likely ...
  • FCPSOn Phase One Evaluation: Year Three 

    Morrison, Jennifer; Risman, Kelsey; Ross, Steven; Latham, Gavin; Reid, Alan; Cook, Michael (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2019-09)
    The purpose of the present study was to gather formative and summative data related to the FCPSOn initiative during its third year of implementation in the 2018-19 school year within Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). ...
  • The Modern Classrooms Project: Survey Results for the 2019-20 School Year 

    Wolf, Betsy; Eisinger, Jane; Ross, Steven (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020-06)
    The Modern Classrooms Project provides professional development and coaching to teachers to help them meet their students’ academic needs by integrating self-paced and mastery-based principles and technology into ...
  • Evaluation of Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) in Baltimore County Public Schools Yr 5 mid-year Final Report 

    Morrison, Jennifer; Ross, Steven; Reilly, Joseph; Risman, Kelsey (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2019-04)
    The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the ongoing implementation and outcomes of the Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) initiative in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) that began in the ...
  • Online Teaching for K-12 Schools: What the Research Says 

    Reilly, Joseph (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020-04-08)
    In the spring of 2020, schools across America are challenged with a critical issue: How to continue to foster student learning given sudden, and often indefinite school closures. Though digital learning is now used widely ...
  • Efficacy Study of LightSail in Three Public School Districts 

    Morrison, Jennifer; Ross, Steven; Latham, Gavin; Daniels, Cecilia; Eisinger, Jane; Wilson, Catherine (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2017-08)
    The present evaluation study sought to determine how LightSail is implemented within schools in three public school districts, Evergreen Public Schools (EPS), Denver Public Schools (DPS), and Oakland Unified School District ...
  • Efficacy Study of Zearn Math in a Large Urban School District 

    Morrison, Jennifer; Wolf, Betsy; Ross, Steven; Risman, Kelsey; McLemore, Caitlin (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2019-04)
    The purpose of the present study was to gather summative and formative data related to the implementation of Zearn Math during the first year of a two-year study. The sample included students in a large urban school district ...
  • From the Market to the Classroom: How Ed-Tech Products are Procured by School Districts Interacting with Vendors 

    Morrison, Jennifer; Ross, Steven; Cheung, A.C.K. (Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019-02-06)
    School districts are adopting educational technology products at an increasing rate over the years. As more and more products become available, school districts face the challenge of identifying and evaluating programs to ...
  • Evaluation Study of the Sanford Harmony Showcase Schools: 2019 Findings 

    Morrison, Jennifer; Reilly, Joseph; Reid, Alan; Ross, Steven (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2019-10)
    The present study sought to examine the impact of the Sanford Harmony and Inspire programs as implemented in 10 “showcase” elementary schools during the 2018-19 school year. This study is a continuation of Phase I of the ...
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Edgenuity's Pathblazer in Floyd County Schools 

    Wolf, Betsy; Cook, Michael; Eisinger, Jane; Ross, Steven (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020-06)
    Pathblazer is a supplemental, online intervention program that helps struggling learners in grades K–8 achieve grade-level proficiency in mathematics and reading. Pathblazer offers students individualized learning progression ...
  • Linking Istation ISIP Early Reading with the Idaho ISAT 

    Wolf, Betsy (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020-05)
    This brief provides a summary of the validity of Istation ISIP Early Reading scores in predicting students' performance levels on the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in English language arts (ELA). For more details, ...
  • Evaluation Study of the Istation Early Reading Program in Idaho 

    Wolf, Betsy; Ross, Steven; Eisinger, Jane; Reid, Alan; Armstrong, Clayton (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2020-03)
    Istation is a digital-based instructional intervention tool for various content areas aimed at pre-K through 8th grade learners. The Istation Reading program consists of formative assessments, named Istation Indicators of ...
  • DC MySchool Data Enrollment Report 

    Wolf, Betsy; Armstrong, Clayton; Ross, Steven (Office of the District of Columbia Auditor, 2020-01-09)
    A recent report commissioned by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor examined the accuracy of enrollment projections by the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and by charter local educational agencies ...
  • English Language and Literacy Acquisition-Validation i3 Evaluation (Valid 22) Final Report 

    Wolf, Betsy; Latham, Gavin; Armstrong, Clayton; Ross, Steven; Laurenzano, Mary; Daniels, Cecilia; Eisinger, Jane; Reilly, Joseph (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2018-08)
    The English Language and Literacy Acquisition–Validation (ELLA-V) study was a five-year evaluation of a program that provided professional development, coaching, and curricula that targeted English-as-a-second-language ...
  • Survey Findings for 2018-19 Implementation of The Modern Classrooms Project 

    Wolf, Betsy (Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2019-08)
    The Modern Classrooms Project is an innovative approach designed by teachers to meet students’ academic needs by incorporating blended, self-paced, mastery-based principles into instruction. This approach also works to ...