Science Dimensions: Efficacy Study, Grades 4 and 5

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=1035
  • Implementation: 25–40 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 assess the effectiveness of Science Dimensions in upper elementary school during the spring semester at 11 schools. Grade 4 participants included 23 teachers and 537 students, and Grade 5 participants included 21 teachers and 498 students. Results indicate that Science Dimensions produced statistically significant gain scores for students in both Grades 4 and 5. The results also indicated the average gain scores for both the low- and high-achieving pretest students were statistically significant.