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Credit Recovery Student EOC Performance, Grade Level Promotion, and On Time Graduation Rate Improve in Dallas ISD

April 16, 2016
Dallas Independent School District, TX
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Do students who used Apex Learning digital curriculum in Reconnect achieve the same or greater ACP pass rates than students participating in Reconnect the year prior to using Apex Learning curriculum?

Students using Apex Learning digital curriculum in Reconnect passed the ACP exam at rates greater than students participating in Reconnect the year prior to using Apex Learning curriculum (figure 1). The effect size, or magnitude of the difference, is large (see table 2 in the appendix).

Percent Passing ACP Exam by School Year

Do students in Reconnect who used Apex Learning digital curriculum recover credit and advance to the next grade level at the same or greater rates than students participating in Reconnect the year prior to using Apex Learning curriculum?

The percent of students in Reconnect using Apex Learning digital curriculum promoted to the next grade level is significantly greater than students participating in Reconnect the year before using Apex Learning for grades 9 through 11 and all grade levels combined (graph 2). The effect size of the differences between groups for each grade level and all grades combined is large, ranging from 1.95 to 4.70 (see table 3 in the appendix).

Percent Promoted

Is the percent of twelfth-grade students graduating with their cohort who used Apex Learning digital curriculum in Reconnect the same or greater than students participating in Reconnect the year prior to using Apex Learning curriculum?

The percent of 12th grade students graduating with their cohort who used Apex Learning digital curriculum in Reconnect is significantly greater than the percent graduating the year before using Apex Learning curriculum (figure 3). The effect size of the difference is large (ES = 1.95) (see table 4 in the appendix).

Percent of 12th Grade Students Graduating on Time

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