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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.

For additional inquiries about program efficacy, or if you have any questions regarding any of the studies listed here, please feel free to contact us at efficacy@hmhco.com.

Mathematics for Grades K–6

Go Math

GO Math!

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.

GO Math! Randomized Control Trial—Year 1 Report (2014)

Initial findings from this two-year, gold standard study highlight the differential impact of GO Math! on student achievement versus a randomized control group.

GO Math! Florida Quasi—Experimental Efficacy Report (2011)

Results of a quasi-experimental study evaluating the growth of GO Math! students overall, and relative to a control group.

GO Math! Case Study—Cummings Elementary, MA (2012)

Read about how elementary school students in this suburban school district improved their math proficiency with GO Math! in the 2010–2011 school year.

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Math Expressions

Math Expressions

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 Expressions Randomized Control Trial—IES Final Report (2010)

The results of this gold standard RCT, sponsored by the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, found that Math Expressions was more effective than other math programs at Grades 1 and 2.

Math Expressions Wisconsin Case Studies Compilation (2013)

See how elementary math students at 15 school districts throughout Wisconsin attained student achievement growth during instruction with Math Expressions from 2006–2011.

Math Expressions Research Base (2012)

Summary of the scholarly and academic research and evidence-based approaches that informed the design and pedagogy of the Math Expressions program.

Math in Focus

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.

Math in Focus Randomized Control Trial—Final Report (2012)

This gold standard study revealed that elementary students using Math in Focus witnessed increased math problem solving skills versus a randomized control group.

Math in Focus Comparative Impact Study (2013)

Summarizes the comparative growth in student achievement among Math in Focus students relative to control students during the 2011–2012 school year.

 

Mathematics for Grades 6–12

Go Math 6-8

GO Math

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.

Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core

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.

Explorations in Core Math—Algebra 1 Field Test (2014)

Designed to help bridge the gap to the Common Core State Standards, Explorations in Core Math was field-tested with Grades 9–10 Algebra 1 students in the 2014 spring semester.

Fuse Algebra 1 Common Core

HMH Fuse

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.

HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 Pilot Case Study—Riverside, CA (2012)

Learn how the Amelia Earhart Middle School saw substantial gains in student achievement in classrooms piloting our new (at the time) HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 app, designed from the ground-up for iPad®-based instruction.

 

Reading for Grades K–6

Journeys

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.

Journeys Randomized Control Trial (2013)

This gold standard study highlights how Journeys students saw improved reading comprehension and vocabulary skills versus a randomized control group.

Journeys Case Study—Fremont, NE (2011)

Read about how elementary students in this Title 1 Nebraska district achieved gains in reading proficiency with Journeys in the 2010–2011 school year.

Journeys Case Study—Apollo Ridge, PA (2011)

Highlights the reading proficiency growth seen in students in a rural Pennsylvania district with Journeys in the 2010–2011 school year.

Journeys Research Base (2013)

Summary of the scholarly and academic research and evidence-based approaches that informed the design and pedagogy of the Journeys program.

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Literature for Grades 6–12

Collections

Collections

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.

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Language Arts for Grades K–12

Write Source

Write Source

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.

Write Source Online Randomized Control Trial (2013)

This gold standard study summarizes how middle school students using Write Source Online saw significantly greater gains in writing skills versus a randomized control group.

Write Source Impact Study (2011)

Read about how students across K–12 grade levels saw significant gains in writing proficiency during implementation of the Write Source program during the 2010–2011 school year.

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Science for Grades K–8

Science Fusion

ScienceFusion

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.

ScienceFusion Randomized Control Trial (2013)

This two-year, gold standard study examines the differential impact of ScienceFusion on Grade 6–8 students' science achievement versus a control group.

ScienceFusion Comparative Impact Study (2012)

This yearlong comparison shows that Florida students at Grades 3–5 using ScienceFusion witnessed greater growth in science achievement versus students not using the program.

ScienceFusion Research Base (2012)

Summary of the scholarly and academic research and evidence-based approaches that informed the design and pedagogy of the ScienceFusion program.

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Science for Grades 9–12

Nowicki Biology

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 Biology Randomized Control Trial (2012)

Gold-standard study examining the differential impact of Holt McDougal Biology on high school students' science achievement versus a control group.

Holt McDougal Biology Impact Study (2008)

This analysis of high school students using Holt McDougal Biology finds students witnessed significant growth in biology skills and knowledge over the school year.

Modern Chemistry

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 Modern Chemistry Impact Study (2012)

This pretest/posttest study investigates the effect of the Modern Chemistry program on high school students' chemistry performance over the course of an academic year.

Physics

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.

Holt McDougal Physics Impact Study (2013)

In this study of Holt McDougal Physics, high school students using the program made significant progress in physics achievement over the course of a school year.

 

Social Studies for Grades 6–12

Civics in Practice

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 Civics in Practice Impact Study (2014)

This report details middle school students' growth in social science knowledge and skills when using the Holt McDougal Civics in Practice program.

The Americans (National Edition)

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 The Americans iBooks Textbook Impact Study (2013)

Final report from a semester-long study tracking high school students' performance in American History while using the iBooks Textbook version of The Americans.

World History (National Edition)

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.

Holt McDougal World History: Patterns of Interaction iBooks Textbooks Impact Study (2013)

Tracks high school students' achievement in world history over the course of a semester using the iBooks Textbook version of World History: Patterns of Interaction.

World Languages & English Language Learning Instruction

Bien Dit

Bien dit!

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.

Holt McDougal Bien dit! Impact Study (2014)

Evaluates the effect of Bien dit! on high school students' French language performance over the course of an academic year.

 
On Our Way to English

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.

On Our Way to English Field Study (2014)

Summarizes Grades 2–4 English language learners' (ELL) acquisition of English language skills using the On Our Way to English program.

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