BROOKLYN, NY (January 26, 2022) — Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced today that a gold-standard independent study led by the nonprofit research, development, and service agency WestEd, and with funding support by the National Science Foundation, found promising evidence that the Amplify Science middle school curriculum has a significant positive impact on student learning.
WestEd researchers found that:
- The estimated impact was statistically significant (p < 0.001) and corresponds to an effect size of 0.36. This impact is consistent with the average student using the Amplify Science curriculum moving up 14 percentiles compared to their peers who used other materials.
- The results were similar across gender and racial groups, and for students with varying levels of math and literacy achievement.
- More than 80 percent of teachers agreed that they and their students benefited from using Amplify Science curriculum.
- Almost 90 percent of teachers reported that Amplify Science supported them in engaging students in science discourse.
The randomized controlled study focused on physical science for grade 7 and included 28 teachers and more than 1700 students across three districts that served diverse populations.