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Age of Learning regularly sponsors research by independent early education experts to evaluate the effectiveness of ABCmouse. Researchers from leading universities have completed several large-scale research studies with more than 95,000 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.


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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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Research Brief:

Using Early Learning Technology to Prepare Head Start Families for Kindergarten

Children that have access to high-quality early education learning experiences have been shown to be better prepared for kindergarten and subsequently more successful in school. As part of our ongoing efforts to support such experiences for young children, Age of Learning partnered with the Albina Head Start program in Portland, Oregon, which provides educational services to hundreds of underserved families, to offer children free access to ABCmouse Early Learning Academy. This case study shows that the more ABCmouse was used in classrooms during the school year, the better prepared those students were for kindergarten. Teachers also found that ABCmouse helped engage families and fosted more meaningful school-to-home connections.
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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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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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