HMH Efficacy Research
We are passionate about developing and delivering instructional content that leads to improved educational outcomes. To assist our customers in finding the most effective educational materials for their students, we offer a range of qualitative and quantitative resources. Below you’ll find a few recent examples that demonstrate the scale, scope, and rigor of our research.
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Mathematics for Grades K–6
GO Math!® is a comprehensive K–8 mathematics program developed to support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The program emphasizes the critical areas and depth of understanding through interactive lessons, research-based instructional approaches, best practices from around the world, and differentiated instructional resources to ensure success for all students.
In Math Expressions Common Core, teachers create an inquiry environment and encourage constructive discussion. Math Expressions starts at the students' level and continually elicits their thinking; provides visual and linguistic supports to move them rapidly to understanding; and ends with extended fluency practice and application while continuing the emphasis on understanding and explaining.
Math in Focus: Singapore Math® by Marshall Cavendish®
Math in Focus®: Singapore Math® by Marshall Cavendish® is based on the premise that in order for students to persevere and solve both routine and non-routine problems, they need to be given tools that they can use consistently and successfully. They need to understand both the how and the why of math so that they can self-monitor and become empowered problem solvers. This in turn spurs positive attitudes that allow students to solidify their learning and enjoy mathematics.
Mathematics for Grades 6–12
GO Math is a comprehensive 6–8 mathematics program developed to support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The program emphasizes the critical areas and depth of understanding through interactive lessons, research-based instructional approaches, best practices from around the world, and differentiated instructional resources to ensure success for all students.
GO Math Middle School Field Test (2013)
This first evaluation of our new middle school GO Math program summarizes the student achievement growth seen through use of the program during a 2013 field test.
Explorations in Core Math
Explorations in Core Math for Grades 6–12 is a complete program for transitioning to the Common Core State Standards with interactive, real-world applications that help students deepen their understanding of crucial math concepts, while addressing the Common Core Curriculum and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. This program allows students to not just “do the math” but also to “understand and explain” their math.
The award-winning and revolutionary HMH Fuse™ is a highly interactive and engaging curriculum. HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 Common Core Edition, HMH Fuse: Geometry Common Core Edition, and HMH Fuse: Algebra 2 Common Core Edition enable every student with a personalized learning experience. Students and teachers use video tutorials, StepReveal—the award winning way we guide students through step-by-step examples—homework help, quizzes, tips, hints, and many other integrated features to teach, review, and assess all concepts.
Reading for Grades K–6
Journeys Common Core
With leading-edge digital tools and results-driven instruction, Journeys Common Core is a K–6 reading program with rigorous Common Core instructional design. The unique close reading routine builds better readers while also providing intervention for struggling students. Easy organization, proven instruction, and exceptional differentiation set Journeys Common Core apart as the Common Core reading curriculum of choice for educators across the nation.
Literature for Grades 6–12
Collections, the nation's leading ELA Common Core program for Grades 6–12, helps students develop abilities to analyze complex texts, determine evidence, reason critically, and communicate thoughtfully—the must-have skills for college and career. Developed around rigorous new state standards, Collections transcends the traditional with state-of-the-art features that resonate with today's students.
Collections Efficacy Study (2015)
This year-long study summarizes the statistically significant gains in performance achieved by middle school and high school students using the Collections literature program during the 2014-2015 school year.
Collections Research Base (2013)
Summary of the scholarly and academic research and evidence-based approaches that informed the design and pedagogy of the Collections program.
Language Arts for Grades K–12
Experience the power of Write Source®, the only K–12 personalized print and digital language arts program that supports the Common Core State Standards for language and writing. Cutting-edge technology tools prepare students to master the writing process, key writing forms, Six Traits, grammar, usage, and mechanics.
Science for Grades K–8
ScienceFusion® is a state-of-the-art science program designed for building inquiry, STEM, and optimized for learning in the classroom, at home, on a laptop, a tablet, or using a science textbook. The digital curriculum, virtual labs and hands-on activities, and write-in science textbook develops important critical thinking skills that prepare students for success in future science courses and in the workplace.
Science for Grades 9–12
Holt McDougal Biology
Biology © 2012 is a comprehensive high school biology textbook and digital program authored by renowned biologist, Dr. Stephen Nowicki. Designed to accommodate a wide range of student abilities within a general high school biology curriculum, the program addresses teacher and student challenges with consistent support for reading and vocabulary, real-world relevance, scientific inquiry, and preparation for high-stakes testing.
Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry
Modern Chemistry® © 2012 is a comprehensive high school chemistry textbook and digital program that presents a balanced and engaging approach to conceptual and problem-solving instruction. Designed to accommodate a wide range of student abilities within a general high school chemistry curriculum, the program offers a wealth of consistent support for reading and vocabulary, scientific inquiry, problem solving, and preparation for high-stakes testing.
Holt McDougal Physics
Serway and Faughn’s Physics © 2012 is a comprehensive high school physics textbook and digital program with a balanced approach that melds concepts and problem solving. More accessible and engaging with a new design, the program helps all students develop a conceptual foundation supported by a mathematically based presentation of the high school physics curriculum. Ongoing problem-solving strategies, practice, guidance, and feedback reinforce and strengthen critical skills.
Social Studies for Grades 6–12
Holt McDougal Civics in Practice: Principles of Government and Economics
Civics in Practice: Principles of Government and Economics fosters civic responsibility through a balanced course that features the principles of government, active citizenship, and responsible economic participation. With a standards-based narrative, easy-to-navigate design, and instructional visuals, students will be engaged and interested in the study of civics. Skills features focus on media investigation, civic participation, application of common law, and making informed economic choices.
Holt McDougal The Americans iBooks® Textbook
The Americans is a highly integrated program that provides teachers with a practical and motivational approach to teaching U.S. history and to helping students think critically and reflectively. The Americans explores U.S. history by weaving the reflections of people who experienced history firsthand throughout the narrative. Thought-provoking lessons make history human and relevant to students' everyday lives, helping them to realize the richness of our nation's history.
Holt McDougal World History: Patterns of Interaction iBooks Textbook
World History: Patterns of Interaction is a highly integrated program that provides teachers with a practical and motivational approach to teaching world history and to helping students think critically and reflectively. The highly visual approach and primary sources help all students understand world history and make global connections.
World Languages & English Language Learning Instruction
Bien dit!® gives students the ability—and confidence—to thrive in a multilingual world. This highly interactive middle and high school French curriculum features a powerful blend of culture, instruction, and the latest technology. Resources include the HMH French Vocabulary app, News and Networking, and Performance Space Dashboard. Mobile-ready Online Editions motivate students and put the French-speaking world in their hands.
On Our Way To English
On Our Way to English® is a comprehensive English language development program that provides everything teachers need for effective instruction. Domain-based instruction includes a focus on academic language and vocabulary development; thematic, content-based instruction; differentiated instruction for language and literacy; and a daily instructional routine in oral language, reading, and writing. Engaging online and digital tools motivate English language learners.