According to a study by PBS Learning Media, key findings include:
· Across subject areas, student performance on content assessments showed significant improvement, increasing by eight percentage points.
· On average, students outperformed national assessment norms by 10 percentage points.
· Students also outperformed state assessment norms, by an average of 11 percentage points.
· More than half of students also showed an increase in the frequency with which they engaged in critical thinking practices.
In addition, teachers who participated in the study overwhelmingly reported that PBS LearningMedia made positive contributions to their classroom practices, with many saying they are more likely to integrate digital media into their lessons.
New research shows PBS LearningMedia’s impact on student achievement: PBS’ unique learning portal leverages public media content for significant gains with students. New York: PBS LearningMedia. http://interactive.wxxi.org/files/research_pbs_learningmedia_new_york_6.12.15.pdf