Researching Connections Academy
We published our first set of Connections Academy efficacy reports containing independently assured efficacy statements in 2018. We went on to build on that body of research, and updated our reporting with new findings in 2021.
Our latest study compared Connections Academy students’ state test scores in reading and math with students in traditional brick and mortar schools between the 2013-14 and 2018-19 school years.
We matched students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, followed them for three school years at the same school, and then compared them on state test scores in in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
The above finding about predictions for the future of online learning is based on the Pearson Global Learner Survey 2020, completed by 7,038 people aged between 16–70 years old across the globe.
PwC provided robust independent assurance over the integrity of the efficacy statements in the Connections Academy Product Efficacy Report 2018 and 2021.