Links to Learning Applications: An Analysis of Usage and Impact, 2011-12 Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL)

Instruction | Upper Elementary School | Middle School | High School 

Summary of Findings:

Miami-Dade County Public Schools conducted an independent analysis of interventions used within their district. The analysis examined students in grades 3 through 10 who were at different levels of ability. The analysis was conducted to determine the effectiveness of programs in improving students’ reading and/or math FCAT scores.

The results showed that Reading Plus had a significant positive effect for students of all ability levels and at all grade levels. This report was also conducted for the 2010-2011 school year with nearly identical results, leading Miami-Dade Public Schools to state that Reading Plus was found to have a consistent beneficial impact on the achievement of the students who used the program.

“The application was found to have a consistent beneficial impact on the achievement of the students who used it.”

Miami Dade Technical Note

Study Profile

Type of Study: Impact Study

Participants: N = 170,391

Measure: FCAT

Publication: Technical Note, 1(1), Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2013

Authors: Steven M. Urdegar