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ESSA Evidence

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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Third-party study shows students score higher on STAAR assessments

SEG Measurement study finds students using Imagine Language & Literacy in Texas scored higher on STAAR assessments that non-user peers.
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Statistically significant positive effect for ELs

The program was found to have a significant positive impact on grade one EL students and a positive impact for Kindergarten students.
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Statistically significant positive effects for ELs in grades 2–5

English language learners using Imagine Language & Literacy demonstrated more growth than non-users at a statistically significant level.
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CA K-12 students experience significant ELPAC performance gains

A multi-district study in the state of California found significant gains in English language acquisition for Imagine Learning students.
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Better DIBELS scores for Imagine Learning students in grades K-1

RMC Research study finds that increased use of Imagine Language & Literacy leads to better DIBELS performance.
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Additional Evidence of Effectiveness

Positive results for grade 3 and 5 students

Students 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

Students 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 Language & Literacy usage demonstrated 45% greater Lexile growth.
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ELs experience statistically significant growth in Utah

In a state-wide analysis, EL 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 assessment 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

A 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

An 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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Imagine Language & Literacy users grow more than non-users in CA

Users of the Imagine language & Literacy program achieved significantly greater growth than non-users on the NWEA MAP assessment.
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Georgia students' scores grow on WIDA ACCESS 2.0

K-5 Students in Georgia using Imagine Language & Literacy scored higher on WIDA ACCESS 2.0 assessments than non-users.
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Students in Kentucky show great gains on Star Reading assessment

Kentucky students (grades 2–5) that used Imagine Language & Literacy scored greater than expected gains on Star Reading assessment.
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North Carolina students show positive growth on WIDA™ ACCESS 2.0

Students in North Carolina that used Imagine Language & Literacy showed consistent proficiency growth on WIDA ACCESS 2.0 assessment scores.
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Fourth graders in Texas show significant growth on STAAR Reading exam

A new study finds Texas students who use Imagine Language & Literacy score significantly higher on STAAR Reading exam than non-users.
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NWEA Reading Score Growth for California and Texas Students

Students using Imagine Language & Literacy showed higher growth than non-users on NWEA Reading scores.
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California students score higher on NWEA MAP RIT

Statistically significant positive score growth on NWEA MAP Reading scores with increased use of Imagine Language & Literacy in California
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Imagine Learning Improves Reading and Math Scores in Texas

Positive association between time in program and STAAR performance for grade 4-8 students in Texas school district.
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Texas Students Using Imagine Learning Achieve Higher STAAR Scores

Increased use of Imagine Language & Literacy and Imagine Math leads to improved STAAR scaled score growth for grade 4-8 students in Texas.
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Imagine Language & Literacy Users Experience Greater Reading Growth.

Fourth grade Texas students using Imagine Language & Literacy achieve significant STAAR Reading scaled score growth.
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Significant Literacy and Language Gains for K-5 Students in CT

Increased use of the Imagine Language & Literacy was positively associated with scaled score growth of early literacy & language development
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Increased NWEA MAP Reading Score Growth for ELLs in California

ELLs and Non-ELLs in California experienced similar increases in NWEA MAP Reading score growth after using Imagine Language & Literacy.
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Imagine Language & Literacy Improve English Language Proficiency in WA

More time in the Imagine Language & Literacy program was associated with improved ELPA21 gains for grade 2-5 ELLs.
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Imagine Language & Literacy Improves English Proficiency in Oklahoma

Grade 1-7 users of Imagine Language & Literacy achieve significant scaled score growth on WIDA ACCESS 2.0 assessment
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Imagine Language & Literacy Improves English Proficiency in Arizona

Grade 1-8 users of Imagine Language & Literacy achieve significant scaled score growth on the AZELLA assessment.
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English Language Proficiency Gains for Language & Literacy Users

Passing more Imagine Language & Literacy lessons is associated with better ELPAC performance for students in grade 1-5.
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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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Imagine Reading:

Supporting Middle-Years English Learners in Accessing Grade-Level Content
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Scaffold Up to Grade Level Content:

Supporting Literacy Development for All Students
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Imagine Reading

Logic Model
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Current Research​​​​​​

 

Tier 1 ESSA Research

During the 2020-2021 school year, The Center for Research and Reform in Education at John’s Hopkins University is collaborating with Imagine Learning to conduct a randomized control trial evaluating the effectiveness of the Imagine Language & Literacy and Imagine Math programs