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engage2learn ESSA Level 3 K-5 Efficacy Study

Measuring the Impact of e2L Coaching on Reading & Math Scores in Primary Grades

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Study Description

engage2learn (e2L) provides an in-person and virtual coaching system that builds capacity and engagement in public schools. Learning Experience Design (LXD) Research, a third-party independent evaluator, was hired to analyze data collected during the 2021-2022 school year. The goal was to measure how engage2learn contributed to the faculty's shared and growing use of instructional best practices, and if those best practices impacted student outcomes. 

This well-designed, correlational study suggests that e2L coaching and support interventions meet the standard for ESSA Level 3 Promising Evidence by having a statistically significant impact on reading and math student growth.

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Avg % of K-5 Students
Meeting Growth Targets

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NWEA MAP Growth Assessment

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Sample Group

Sample Size

LXD-Teacher 309

Teachers

LXD-School 14

Schools

LXD-Student ~5.8K

Students

Student Demographics

46%

Hispanic

35%

Anglo

56%

Eco. Disadvantaged

Additional Demographics

Location:

Midsize Urban District in Texas

Grade Levels:

K-5

Subjects:

Reading & Math

Assessment:

NWEA MAP Growth

Program Overview

engage2learn partnered with the district to provide a train-the-trainer model for all instructional coaches (Coaches Academy) and school leadership (Executive Training and Coaching). A set of four Core Best Practices were identified for the district and within each school building. Teachers earned badges as they demonstrated skill building. Levels 1 and 2 are Progress Badges (initiating progress, approaching expectations) and Levels 3 and 4 are Mastery Badges (meeting and exceeding expectations).

Core Best Practices

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Standards Alignment

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Differentiation & Scaffolding

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Assessment & Formative Feedback

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Small Group Instruction

Educator Growth Findings

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Key Findings/Results

NWEA MAP reports whether students reached their projected growth targets (based on their grade and beginning-of-year score). The following results provide evidence that earning at least four mastery badges during engage2learn coaching interventions has significant and positive impacts on student reading and math growth.

Student Growth in Reading

Across Grades K-5, teachers who earned 4+ Mastery Badges had a significantly higher percentage of students meeting Reading growth targets than teachers with No Mastery Badges. These effects were significant in Grades K-3 and 5.

Reading: Percent of Students Who Met Projected Growth Targets by Grade
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All Grades Stats Citation: F(2, 2349) = 36.9, p < .001 Cohen's d effect size = 0.45

Student Growth in Math

Across Grades K-5, teachers who earned 4+ Mastery Badges had a significantly higher percentage of students meeting Math growth targets than teachers with no Mastery Badges. These effects were significant for each individual grade in K-5.

Math: Percent of Students Who Met Projected Growth Targets by Grade
e2L Efficacy K-5 Study - Math Growth Chart

All Grades Stats Citation: F(2, 4254) = 35.0, p < .001 Cohen's d effect size = 0.54

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