Leadership Public Schools, a network of urban charter high schools in Oakland, California, set out to ensure that all its learners were ready for Algebra 1, knowing that only a small number of incoming students had mastered 8th-grade math and four-fifths of those students were performing at a 2nd to 7th-grade math level.
Leadership Public Schools leveraged the capabilities of Navigator to address the needs of learners missing foundational math skills. By integrating their pre-algebra course with Navigator, Leadership Public Schools educators could observe where each learner's math understanding began, how their comprehension progressed, and precisely when they achieved readiness for Algebra 1.
A 2016 Christensen Institute study highlights student achievement in pre-algebra at Leadership Public Schools showing, "Learning growth in math was 2.82 times the national growth norm during the first year of Math Navigator’s implementation [as measured by NWEA MAP]”. These results have been replicated every year since Leadership Public Schools implemented Math Navigator in the classroom.
The India Education Collective's (IEC) interventions in primary schools in Paderu, Andhra Pradesh, India, were researched by IMPACT Partners in Social Development, Pvt. Ltd. The study included 100 randomly selected schools with 1009 students equally distributed between control and program groups with students from Grades 1, 2 and 3. The research shows higher levels of engagement among third and fourth graders using Navigated Learning.
Fifth-grade teachers at a Navigator Lab School established Navigate Math Wednesdays as a complement to their regular mathematics instruction, which uses Eureka Math (Great Minds, 2018) the rest of the week.
The students, on average, spent 7.8 hours on Math Navigator over three months. There was a direct positive correlation to competencies mastered in Math Navigator to overall Winter MAP scores. On average, students who gained more competencies in Math Navigator had higher overall MAP scores.
Beyond researched studies, Navigated Learning is getting positive market feedback on its impact. Education secretaries in India, district superintendents in the United States, and instructors and learners worldwide have highlighted productivity gains for teachers and learning gains for students.
The growing number of users worldwide is evidence of Navigator's ability to scale. Currently, five school districts across the United States serve as Lab Schools implementing Navigator with over 1,500 learners and are providing a wealth of data and achieving real competencies and learning gains. With new collaborators joining consistently, our technology and results keep growing.