After seeing substantial score gains in a pilot study, Khan Academy launches a new offering for school districts
2019-09-13 17:39:29 GMT
Two years ago, Khan Academy started a pilot program with Long Beach Unified School District in Long Beach, California, to explore how to work with teachers and unlock student potential. Bolstered by the pilot’s success, we’re pleased to announce the introduction of Khan Academy Districts, a landmark new offering for school districts across the country.
In addition to Long Beach Unified, Compton Unified School District and Madera Unified School District in California and Seminole County Public Schools in Florida will use Khan Academy Districts this school year.
Khan Academy and Long Beach Unified conducted a joint correlational study in the 2017-2018 school year of more than 5,000 students. Research shows:
- Teaching with Khan Academy for one class period per week for at least 30 minutes was associated with students gaining an additional 22 points on the state mathematics assessment.
- Long Beach Unified reported students who used Khan Academy gained twice the district average on the state assessment.
- Findings held true regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, family income, or English language learner status.
Long Beach Unified is the third largest school district in California and serves one of the most diverse cities in the United States.
We hope that Khan Academy Districts will give teachers across the United States the tools to deliver meaningful learning gains for every student in their classrooms. We’re proud to partner with districts to unlock student potential, with a focus on underserved populations.
Khan Academy Districts provides tools, professional development, and data insights to help teachers, district administrators, and principals drive student achievement district wide. District leaders gain insights into student progress via reports on usage and impact. Students have access to materials at a level just right for them. Additionally, teachers receive year-round, wrap-around support.
Khan Academy Districts is available for school districts everywhere for the 2020-2021 school year. Interested districts can learn more here.