Imagine Language & Literacy
Research

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ESSA Evidence

Statistically significant positive effect for ELLs

The program was found to have a significant positive impact on grade 1 ELL students and a positive impact for kindergarten students.
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Statistically significant positive effects for ELLs in grades 3–5

English language learners using Imagine Language & Literacy demonstrated more growth than non-users at a statistically significant level.
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Statistically significant positive effects for K–3 students in Utah

Rigorous statewide research demonstrated more growth for users in grades K, 2, and 3 than non-users at a statistically significant level.
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Statistically significant positive effects for K–2 students in Utah

Imagine Language & Literacy users demonstrated more growth than students who did not use the program at a statistically significant level.
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Utah K-2 students show statistically significant impact for third year

A third-party evaluation in the state of Utah once again found positive effects for K-2 users of Imagine Language & Literacy.
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Additional Evidence of Effectiveness

Positive results for grade 3 and 5 students

Struggling readers who used Imagine Language & Literacy showed more positive growth than peers in research conducted by Heller (2016).
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Statistically significant positive effects for elementary students

Struggling readers who used Imagine Language & Literacy demonstrated more growth on the district’s monitoring instruments than non-users.
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Positive relationship between usage and Lexile growth

Students with higher levels of Imagine Learning usage demonstrated 45% greater Lexile growth.
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ELLs experience statistically significant growth in Utah

In a state-wide analysis, ELL students who used Imagine Language & Literacy achieved significant Lexile performance gains.
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Increased Proficiency for Florida Imagine Language & Literacy Schools

Schools that used Imagine Language & Literacy had statistically more students achieve a level 3 or above proficiency level on the FSA.
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Increased proficiency on Smarter Balanced in Connecticut

Imagine Language & Literacy schools had over 10% more students who achieved proficiency on the Smarter Balanced assessment.
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California students demonstrate increased performance on NWEA MAP

California district study shows students who used Imagine Language & Literacy surpassed national norms on state-level reading assessments
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Oklahoma students show greater growth on NWEA MAP

Oklahoma district study shows students who used Imagine Language & Literacy had a higher average RIT score than non-users
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Increased growth on NWEA MAP for Texas students

Texas district study shows students from all grades who used Imagine Language & Literacy had a higher average RIT score than non-users
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Texas students experience equal growth as one-on-one tutoring

Students using Imagine Language & Literacy program achieve equal DRA growth as students receiving one-on-one tutoring
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Assessment Research

Benchmark Test Analysis

RMC Research conducted research to analyze the technical properties of Imagine Learning’s Language & Literacy Benchmark Test.
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Logic Model and White Papers

Imagine Language & Literacy Logic Model

This model shows the interrelationship between program features, implementation activities, & desired student and teacher outcomes
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Effective Literacy Instruction for Early Childhood Education Students

Imagine Language & Literacy builds an early literacy foundation with phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and decoding skills.
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Effective Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities

Imagine Language & Literacy supports students with disabilities with adaptive, explicit, and skill-based instruction.
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English Learners and Technology

Technology supports EL literacy development with language support, differentiated instruction that addresses foundational skills, and more.
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Current Research

 

Texas Efficacy Research  

During the 2017-2018 school year, SEG Measurement is collaborating with Imagine Learning to analyze program impact for literacy development for students in grades 3-5.

 

 

Multi-State Efficacy Research

During the 2017-2018 school year, RMC Research Corporation is collaborating with Imagine Learning to conduct a multi-state efficacy study including students in grades 1-5.