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Age of Learning regularly sponsors research by independent early education experts to evaluate the effectiveness of ABCmouse. Researchers have completed several large-scale research studies with more than 10,000 children globally, including multiple randomized control trials. This growing body of research shows that ABCmouse accelerates learning and helps children make significant gains in early literacy and math skills. Below are some highlights of these studies.


i-Ready Reading Gains by Condition

Research Brief:

ABCmouse Prevents Summer Slide for Rising First Graders in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

This study examined the impact of ABCmouse Early Learning Academy on summer learning loss (known as “summer slide”) in a diverse sample of 999 rising first graders. Results showed that ABCmouse helped prevent summer slide in reading for students who regularly used ABCmouse for at least 70 minutes per week over the summer. Students who met this usage threshold demonstrated literacy gains equivalent to the benefits of one month of academic instruction, while children who scored below the median at the beginning of the study experienced even greater gains from using ABCmouse.
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DIBELS Literacy Gains

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ABCmouse Use at Home Accelerates Kindergarteners’ Academic Growth—A Randomized Controlled Trial

This randomized, double-blind experimental study examined the impact of home use of ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy on literacy and math skills in kindergarten-aged children. After using ABCmouse for an average of 45 minutes per week, children achieved significantly greater gains on key early literacy skills than children who did not use ABCmouse. The learning gains were even greater for children who entered the study underperforming. These findings are especially notable because the intervention occurred at home rather than in a classroom and was of a relatively short duration (13 weeks).
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Research Brief:

ABCmouse Significantly Improves Student Outcomes in Pre-K and Kindergarten

Research has established the importance of early reading and math skills in predicting both academic success and grade retention. Age of Learning examined the impact of ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy on the acquisition of literacy and math skills in a longitudinal study of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Results suggest that regular usage of ABCmouse across two grade levels helped students who had been identified as at-risk for school failure to better prepare for kindergarten and achieve greater growth in literacy and math during kindergarten.
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Head Start

Research Brief:

Using Early Learning Technology to Prepare Head Start Families for Kindergarten

Age of Learning partnered with the Albina Head Start program in Portland, Oregon to offer enrolled and waitlisted children free access to ABCmouse Early Learning Academy. This case study shows that the more ABCmouse was used in a classroom, the better prepared those students were for kindergarten. Teachers also found that ABCmouse helped engage families and foster a meaningful classroom-to-home connection.
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White Paper:

What It Means to Be Kindergarten Ready in All 50 States

Age of Learning carried out an unprecedented, comprehensive analysis of Kindergarten Readiness standards across all 50 states. The report reveals substantial common ground among state Kindergarten Readiness standards, with 15 specific skills that 85 percent or more of states would like to see children acquire before entering kindergarten.
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Case Study:

Harnessing Education Technology to Meet Diverse Learning Needs in the Classroom

This case study focuses on the experience of Laura Bryant, a kindergarten teacher in the low-income community of Las Cruces, New Mexico. By integrating ABCmouse.com into her daily lessons, she was able to engage the diverse learners in her classroom, including a significant percentage of English Language Learners (ELL) and at-risk students. ABCmouse also allowed her to effectively differentiate instruction based on both student level and instruction mode, resulting in strong academic gains for her students
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Case Study:

Differentiating Instruction and Engaging Families with Technology

This case study focuses on the experience of Julie Choudhary, a 25-year-veteran kindergarten teacher in Escondido, California, and her use of ABCmouse.com to differentiate instruction and engage families. Julie found that ABCmouse helped her students make significant academic gains, with growth on key early literacy skills more than twice the national average.
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Case Study:

An Effective Digital Learning Resource Can Significantly Improve Motivation, Engagement, and Self-Confidence

This case study focuses on two families with children at different stages of development. After finding numerous education websites and apps ineffective, both families turned to ABCmouse.com because of its comprehensive academic curriculum and found the outcomes they had been seeking. Both families discovered that the benefits of using ABCmouse transcended academics and contributed to major gains they hadn’t anticipated, but eagerly welcomed, in their children’s approaches to learning, including motivation, focus, engagement, and self-confidence as learners. The families’ experiences echo the results of a comprehensive 2014 survey of nearly 5,000 parents with children using ABCmouse.com, also cited in this case study.
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