The Research Is In!
33% Improvement in Student Test Scores!
In an independent, scientifically-based research study, nearly 500 students in grades 4-8 in urban and suburban classrooms in all regions of the country achieved statistically significant gains in reading and vocabulary skills and in concept comprehension using ConceptLinks ®.
- All students achieved, on average, a 33% gain in vocabulary and concept comprehension.
- English language learners experienced a 29% gain in vocabulary and concept comprehension.
How ConceptLinks® stacks up
In spring 2007, Learning Gauge, Inc., an independent educational research company, conducted a scientifically based research study to test the instructional effectiveness of ConceptLinks®. Nearly 500 students in grades 4 through 8 in urban and suburban classrooms in the northeast, southeast, south, Midwest, and southwest regions of the country participated in the study. Students received an average of 8 one-hour lessons of instructions. Learning Gauge, Inc. administered pretests and posttests and analyzed the test results.
Students Achieved Significant Gains After Using ConceptLinks® for Two Weeks
- Students demonstrated a statistically significant increase in vocabulary and reading performance
- On average, students’ test scores in conceptual comprehension and vocabulary improved by 33%
- Over 99% of students achieved gains in vocabulary
- All types of students including English Language Learners, struggling students and grade-level readers showed improvement as a result of using ConceptLinks®
Teachers gave ConceptLinks® high marks for
- Teaching reading
- Teaching science
- Achieving their district’s instructional goals
- Teaching academic vocabulary, comprehension strategies and academic knowledge development
- Providing a manageable instructional plan that was meaningful to students
- Providing a manageable small group instruction plan