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We’re big fans of data. Conducting research and evaluating outcomes are core aspects of our mission.
Since our inception in 1991, we’ve served thousands of educators and hundreds of thousands of students.
Early results from our summer 2014 pilot show that 87% of teachers feel the game clearly addresses the Common Core State Standards and that it’s one of the best resources they have to implement the standards.
Other than After the Storm, more than 2/3 of our teachers say they lack content that truly helps them implement the standards.
After the Storm was developed to address key Common Core Standards in Reading Informational Text and Writing. 87% of teachers said it aligns to the standards well/very well.
Students from low-income communities experience a two-month loss in reading during the summer as compared to their more affluent peers. Our programs are reversing this “summer slide.”
Metis Associates conducted an analysis of approximately 2,000 4th-9th graders over four summers who participated in our programs in New York City, Chicago, Newark, and Memphis. On average, students gained three months in reading after just four to five weeks of using Classroom, Inc. The graph provides a snapshot of substantial gains from 8th and 9th graders.
A new multiple school-year study from Metis Associates shows that students who participated in our game-based blended learning programs made statistically significant reading gains.
Results from more than 7,000 students were measured, including students from the New York City Public Schools, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Archdiocese of New York. Over one school year, students’ reading gains were comparable to what is typically seen in approximately one and a half years.
For years, we’ve witnessed students using our programs become more engaged in their schooling because they understand the connection between school and the real world. Students learn communication, collaboration, problem solving, and analytical thinking by taking on the role of boss.
We developed a transition to high school program in 2010 to support incoming NYC 9th graders during both the summer and their first year of high school. Read the case study.
Students are more engaged if they grasp how what they are learning today impacts them tomorrow. Our programs are based around this core belief.
We asked teachers what they liked most about using After the Storm with their students. Three themes emerged: the game is engaging; students’ learning is based on their pace and personalized for their level; and students hold a rare decision-making role.
Our Scientific Research Base is the foundation of our work. This comprehensive document demonstrates the ways in which the organization has integrated key research recommendations into its instructional design and practice.