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Consistent Zearn Usage Dramatically Reduces Learning Loss

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As we seek to help students recover from the most significant disruption to K–12 education in history, one question looms large: In the face of historic learning loss,<cms-citation-text>[1]<cms-citation-text> how can we help students both catch up and move forward in their learning? New research offers a hopeful path forward: consistent Zearn usage is strongly associated with dramatic reductions in learning loss during the pandemic—for students at all levels of math proficiency and across district contexts. Zearn was particularly effective for students below standard; these students experienced 2-3x growth in state assessment scores when using Zearn, equating to 2.7 grade-levels of learning growth during 2 years of pandemic learning.


Consistent Zearn usage is strongly associated with dramatic reductions in learning loss during the pandemic.

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Notes

  1. Dorn, Hancock, Sarakatsannis, and Viruleg, “COVID-19 and education: An emerging K-shaped recovery,” McKinsey & Company, December 14, 2021.
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Notes

  1. Dorn, Hancock, Sarakatsannis, and Viruleg, “COVID-19 and education: An emerging K-shaped recovery,” McKinsey & Company, December 14, 2021.
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