Research & Efficacy
The iLit instructional model yielded two years of literacy growth in a single year for thousands of students
In a number of studies across demographically diverse school districts, students receiving the iLit instructional model consistently show gains on assessments and increase learning at a greater rate than national norms at respective grade levels.* Varying research designs yielded similar positive results. In study after study, whether students were compared to similarly-abled control groups, to on grade level reading control groups, or as a single group pre-/post-test, the instructional treatment yielded significant gains beyond expectations. In many cases, the results proved greater than a single year’s learning and achievement, which indicates that the instruction and intervention provided shows gains of two or more grade levels in a single year of instruction. (Hover over individual graph bars for exact data.)
WHS increase in passing rates surpass state avg after Ramp Up instruction.
Increase in % of 9th Grade Students Passing End-of-Year Assessment in Reading.
Students in all middle grades saw significant growth compared to their expected gains
ESS Points 1
Ramp Up Students outperformed control group on SAT in both reading and language arts
CTBS% Rank After One Year of Instruction
Ramp Up Students gained 7 & 4 NCE points
NCE Level Increase 2
On-Grade Level gained average results while Ramp Up students gained above average results after instruction
NCE Level Increase 2
All six classes experienced significant growth on post-test after Ramp Up instruction
Grade 9 students from 3 OKC high schools improved 13% points compared to state avg of 7% points
% of Students Satis. and Adv.
1 On Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, the extended scale score (ESS) allows reading progress to be followed over a period of time on a consistent continuous scale.
2 NCE (Normal Curve Equivalent) scores reflect an educational statistic developed for the US Dept of Ed. as a way to standardize and compare scores received on a test. All things being equal, students are expected to stay at the same NCE level from year to year. Significant increase indicates more than a normal school year’s growth.
*iLit is built upon the foundational efficacy of the Ramp Up Literacy reading program.