Edgenuity’s Pathblazer Meets ESSA Tier 1 Evidence in Randomized Control Trial with Johns Hopkins University

Edgenuity’s Pathblazer Meets ESSA Tier 1 Evidence in Randomized Control Trial with Johns Hopkins University

PRWEB | Scottsdale, Arizona | June 24, 2020

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market, today announced that its Pathblazer solution was found to meet the highest level – Tier 1 “strong” evidence – of efficacy in improving student achievement in reading for grades three to five, as outlined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which governs the United States K–12 public education policy.

The Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University measured the impact of Pathblazer on student reading achievement by conducting a cluster randomized controlled trial of Pathblazer during the 2019-2020 school year in Floyd County, Georgia. The study found that students who participated in Pathblazer outperformed similar control peers on the winter 2020 NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth test in reading. Participation in Pathblazer was found to be particularly effective for students with low prior achievement and special education students.

“Reading and literacy are fundamental building blocks of education. Teachers need access to research-based instruction that enables them to diagnose and address each student’s unique needs,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “We are proud to know that Evidence for ESSA, which has incredibly high research standards, has confirmed that Pathblazer, when implemented with fidelity, makes a significant difference in students’ reading achievement.”

Edgenuity’s Pathblazer is an online intervention program that helps struggling learners in grades K–8 achieve grade-level proficiency in mathematics and reading. Pathblazer offers students data-driven, targeted instruction as well as individualized learning paths with fun, motivating content that addresses skill and concept gaps. Instruction through Pathblazer is designed to engage students, accelerate them to grade-level mastery, and increase student self-efficacy in learning. Additionally, reports in Pathblazer track student progress toward standards mastery, inform small-group instruction, and help teachers plan for one-on-one time with students.

Teachers who participated in the study reported benefits for students across achievement levels. Pathblazer was shown to help low-achieving students fill in knowledge and skills gaps, and provided high-achieving, gifted students with access to more advanced content than they would have had otherwise.

Pathblazer has also recently been recognized as the Best Literacy App or Tool by Tech Edvocate and the 2020 winner of best Personalized Learning Solution by EdTech Digest. Educators interested in learning more about Pathblazer can visit this page or contact an Edgenuity representative.

About Edgenuity

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market, is in use by more than 20,000 schools nationwide, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. Edgenuity’s full suite of solutions are aimed at helping students, educators and districts achieve success in their online and blended learning programs. For students, Edgenuity offers learning solutions including initial credit courses, honors and Advanced Placement courses, credit recovery, intervention and test readiness. Edgenuity additionally supports educators through high-quality digital-first core curriculum provided by LearnZillion, as well as professional development solutions to help educators plan and deliver powerful, lasting learning experiences.

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