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Science Dimensions: Efficacy Study, Grades 1 and 2

At a glance

  • Demonstrates a Rationale
  • Program: HMH Science Dimensions®
  • Subject: Science Curriculum
  • Report Type: Efficacy Study, Study Conducted by Third Party
  • Grade Level: Elementary
  • District Urbanicity: Suburban, Rural
  • Participants: N=956
  • Implementation: 25 minutes a day, 4–5 days per week
  • Evaluation Period: 2017–2018
  • Study Conducted by: Educational Research Institute of America (ERIA)

Educational Research Institute of America (ERIA) conducted a pretest-posttest study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Science Dimensions program in the early elementary grades in 11 schools. Grade 1 study participants included 28 teachers and 495 students, and Grade 2 participants included 26 teachers and 461 students. Results indicate that in both Grades 1 and 2, science achievement growth from pretest to posttest was statistically significant. In addition, both low- and high-achieving pretest students also increased their achievement at a statistically significant level.