Collections: Impact Study, Grades 7–10

At a glance

  • Demonstrates a Rationale
  • Program: Collections
  • Subject: Literacy Curriculum
  • Report Type: Efficacy Study, Study Conducted by Third Party
  • Grade Level: Middle, High
  • Region: Midwest, West
  • District Urbanicity: Rural
  • Participants: 5 Schools in 3 States; N=296
  • Implementation: 35 minutes per day, 3 days per week
  • Evaluation Period: 2016–2017
  • Study Conducted by: Educational Research Institute of America (ERIA)

Educational Research Institute of America (ERIA) conducted a full school year study to test the effectiveness of the HMH Collections (2017). This study was conducted with students in Grades 7 to 10 during the 2016–2017 school year. Pretest and posttest assessments were developed to assess the program objectives and the Common Core State Standards. Study results indicate that Collections is effective at improving the ability of Grade 7 to 10 students to analyze complex texts, determine evidence, reason critically, and communicate thoughtfully. In addition, the results showed that students in Collections classrooms made statistically significant gains in all grades tested over the course of the full year.