Imagine Learning
Efficacy Study

Imagine Learning and McREL are seeking K–3 classrooms to participate in an efficacy study of the Imagine Language & Literacy software program.

Imagine Language & Literacy is a research-based curriculum designed to build language and literacy skills among students in kindergarten through third grade through individualized, engaging instruction. The instructional software has more than 4,300 activities and resources available in 15 languages.


Information
& Resources


For more information about the Imagine Language & Literacy program, please visit:

Imagine Learning
Imagine Language & Literacy Research

For more information about the study, please contact:

Lisa Maxfield
lmaxfield@mcrel.org
303.632.5561

Benefits for students


  • Every student receives explicit, targeted instruction within an individualized learning path that continually adjusts to their needs
  • Peer modeling contextualized videos are used to illustrate concepts more clearly: same-age peers explain what words and phrases mean
  • Students love the program because it’s fun and challenging and they are motivated to set learning goals
  • Ongoing assessments that direct instruction
  • Explicit instruction, repetition, and multi-modal instruction helps every child succeed

Benefits for educators & school


  • Access to Imagine Learning products
  • Comprehensive reports on an individual student or long-term progress by class
  • Differentiated, standards-aligned, rigorous, and effective program
  • Donation of $1,000 to your schools/district
  • Access to training and implementation services
  • Efficacy research that meets ESSA standards

Study Requirements


Language & Literacy DIBELS Study

  • Must have at least 4 schools willing to participate that teach grades K–2
  • Must administer the DIBELS at the beginning and end of the school year
  • Must not be current or very recent users of the Imagine Language & Literacy program

Language & Literacy MAP Study

  • Must have at least 4 schools willing to participate that teach grades 1–3
  • Must administer the NWEA MAP at the beginning and end of the school year
  • Must not be current or very recent users of the Imagine Language & Literacy program

The proposed studies are designed to answer the following research questions:

  • What is the impact of Imagine Learning on student achievement in basic early literacy and reading?
  • How does the impact of Imagine Learning on student achievement vary across grades, and by students’ racial/ethnic backgrounds, English learner status, and socioeconomic status?
  • How does Imagine Learning implementation vary, and how does variation in implementation fidelity affect student academic outcomes?

Please complete this form to indicate your interest in participating in one of these studies. We will contact you with further information.

Please note that current users of the Imagine Language & Literacy software program are not eligible for these studies.

  • Please indicate which study you're interested in.

Imagine Learning
Testimonial


“I have twenty-two students right now and they are all at a different level. So being able to give them a tool that meets them at their level and grows with them is huge.”

– Lauren Williams, first-grade teacher, Harding Elementary School (PA)