For students who scored below grade level in math, consistent Zearn usage tied to 2 grade levels of growth in 2 years of pandemic learning—nearly double the gains of curriculum alone.
New research finds that students at the lowest levels of math proficiency experienced 2x growth in scores when using Zearn in addition to their core curriculum. This new finding is based on an analysis of state assessment scores from Spring 2019 and Spring 2021, focusing on three large districts. Key findings in the report include:
- students at the lowest levels of math proficiency experienced 2x growth in scores when using Zearn.
- with Zearn, students at the lowest levels of proficiency exceeded 2-year growth benchmarks, in one large urban district experiencing 3.1 grade levels of learning growth in 2 years of pandemic learning..
- 39% of lowest-performing students increased math proficiency a full level or more, compared to just 4% of students who learned with a high quality curriculum alone.
While many factors influence student achievement, one factor is clear: consistent Zearn usage is strongly associated with outsized achievement gains for students at the lowest levels of math proficiency. This research study provides promising evidence that Zearn’s embedded learning acceleration supports help all students catch up on unfinished learning and access grade-level math—even and especially those students who are the furthest behind.