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.
At Leadership Public Schools, teachers had more time to dedicate to targeted support, assessment, and preparation. Students’ understanding soared, they took meaningful ownership of their learning, and they were on track to move from elementary proficiency to college readiness by graduation.
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.Christensen Report
The India Education Collective's 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 through 4. 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 learners, 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, learners who gained more competencies in Math Navigator had higher overall MAP scores.
The growing number of users worldwide is evidence of Navigator's ability to scale. Other measures of scalability include the level of engagement in terms of monthly activity and time spent. In Gooru's lab schools instructors conduct daily class activity, and the learners spend on average 14 mins per session on Math Navigator, with the goal to gain 1 competency per week.
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 instructors and learning gains for learners.
“I am beyond grateful for GOORU!!! With the remote learning we are asked to do during this difficult time, I am not worried about my students. They have been using Gooru at school and at home all year long. Staying home and being able to provide lessons has been a blessing! I tried my first "class activity" today and pushed out my next standard, coordinate grids, I was going to teach in class and I am able to watch them "live" as their scores come in! Right now my class is averaging an 83% on NEW material!”
"I have used technology in my classroom, and I’ve seen many different platforms. Navigator lets me pull together a variety of resources and track learner progress all in one place. I especially like the ability to see learner time on task and that learners can easily access resources to review concepts independently."
"It is really cool to see how engaged students are. I'm finally able to address their needs, and I can focus not just on filling skill gaps, but on teaching them how to learn."
"Navigator allows my students to take agency of their learning. I walk around and facilitate learning. My students are engaged and can work at their own pace, in small groups or with the whole class."
“Navigator was easy to use and kept track of my progress. I was able to stay up with the class and even move ahead in Algebra 1, and I also realized I could teach myself new math skills."
"The potential Learning Navigator brings to a country like India is incredible. The focus on competency based learning provides a level playing field to all children across the spectrum."
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