The impact of Computer Assisted Language and Literacy Application Use for Supplemental Reading Instruction Among Elementary School Students: Imagine Learning Language and Literacy Use impact on student elementary students' reading achievement
Abstract: Students deserve to receive instruction based on solutions supported by scientific evidence. To that end, this study examines the effectiveness of Imagine Language & Literacy for improving the reading skills of fourth and fifth grade students. The year-long study (2017-2018 school year), conducted in three school districts in Texas, investigated the impact of Imagine Language & Literacy use on Language and Literacy growth reflected in STAAR Reading scores, among matched groups of fourth and fifth grade students using and not using the product. Reading skill growth for the treatment and control group students, accounting for the initial reading level of students using the previous year (2016-2017) STAAR Reading scores was examined. For fourth grade students, the results showed an effect size of .24 (Cohen’s D) for the 2018 STAAR Reading assessment. For fifth grade, the results showed an effect size of .14 for the 2018 STAAR Reading assessment. Both fourth and fifth grade students who used Imagine Language & Literacy achieved significantly higher scores on the 2018 STAAR Reading assessment than students who did not use Imagine.