Special Report: Practice with Freckle supports higher student growth
Recently, we released an analysis that explores how Freckle use is related to higher student growth. Data from over 550,000 grade 1–12 students using Freckle for math and more than 450,000 grade K–12 students using Freckle for ELA showed that practice with Freckle was associated with a greater percentage of students meeting Star proficiency benchmarks at the end of the year compared to the beginning of the year, and with higher levels of annual growth in general math or reading ability.
We’ve highlighted a few key findings below, and we invite you to review the full report here.
Overall, the report’s results show that these positive outcomes increased as students engaged in practice that met or exceeded Freckle usage guidelines and as students used the program for a larger portion of the school year (for both math and ELA).
Another key finding was the importance of Freckle practice for all students. Both struggling and non-struggling students showed greater growth (median SGPs that were up to 7 points higher than non-users) with sustained use of Freckle:
Freckle offers a great way to engage all students in differentiated practice. Star Assessments serve as a placement into Freckle, starting students on their learning pathway. Freckle then delivers “just-right” practice aligned to math and ELA standards. As students practice independently, Freckle continuously adapts and provides content that fits the variety of ways they learn best. Students can self-pace, or teachers can assign specific skills or standards to individuals or the whole class.
Students can set their own goals and track their growth and progress, so they have a sense of ownership of their learning journey. When students get stuck, customized supports guide them through practice, so they are encouraged to never give up.
In summary, the study showed that practice with Freckle was associated with higher levels of annual growth in general math or reading ability, and the more consistent the use, the better the results.
For more information on all the findings of the report, you can access the full analysis here.