Efficacy Study

Impact of SAT® Adaptive Tutorials on Student Achievement

School Year 2016–2017
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Tutorials improved student achievement on SAT® Tutorials posttests.

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of Apex Learning SAT® Adaptive Tutorials on student learning during the 2016–2017 school year.

Results of paired-samples t-tests suggest that SAT® Tutorials had a statistically significant impact on Tutorials posttest achievement compared to pretest performance. The findings suggest that student achievement improved 47% from pretest to posttest following use of SAT® Tutorials combined.

The findings suggest:

  • Student achievement improved 47% from pretest to posttest following use of SAT® Tutorials combined (Figure 1).
  • The gain from pretest to posttest was equivalent to 23 percentile points for Tutorials combined (Figure 2).

Graph showing SAT® Tutorials Average Pretest, Posttest, and Gain: Percent Correct Score

FIGURE 2: SAT® Tutorials Average Pretest, Posttest, and Gain: Equivalent Percentile Score