Harvard Researchers Probe Student Time Spent Using DreamBox Math Software

June 8, 2016

Findings from a CEPR impact study on DreamBox Learning are highlighted, along with an interview with CEPR Research Manager Rodney Hughes, in the following Education Week blog post by Digital Education

The more time students spent using the popular DreamBox blended-learning math software, the greater progress they made, according to a study of standardized tests scores and student-usage logs by Harvard researchers.

But students generally failed to meet recommended targets for weekly usage, the University's Center for Education Policy research found in a review of data of roughly 3,000 students in grade 3-5 enrolled in Maryland's Howard County and in California's Rocketship charter system over the 2013-2015 school years.

While DreamBox, based in Bellevue, Washington, recommends that students spend 60 to 90 minutes using the software each week, researchers found that students averaged between 35 and 44 minutes per week in the Maryland and California systems, respectively.  

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Learn more about CEPR's DreamBox findings at cepr.havard.edu