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How to Use Prodigy to Prep for Standardized Tests [UPDATE]

Can game-based learning improve standardized test scores? Yes!

One study found that schools using Prodigy saw an 11.6% improvement on standardized test scores.

Another found that schools using Prodigy saw an average improvement of 12.39 points on their standardized test scores — double the improvement seen in schools that did not use Prodigy.

If you already know about Prodigy’s efficacy, jump down to the how-to section and start prepping!

You can teach from home while your students learn from home. Take advantage of your Assessments tool to create Plans, Assignments and Test Preps. Delivering curriculum-aligned math content will help your students keep pace and stay engaged.

New research shows the effectiveness of Prodigy’s Test Preps!

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Can Game-Based Learning Improve Standardized Test Scores?

When my co-founder and I started Prodigy, our goal was to get students as excited about learning math as I was about playing Pokemon as a child.  As teachers, you’ve likely seen this excitement in your own classrooms, but one overriding question keeps coming up – does all of this excitement lead to quantifiable improvements on standardized test scores?

To figure this out, we dug deep into data from one of our first districts, Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB in Ontario, Canada.  The data shows that highly active schools on Prodigy had 11.6% more students meeting standards on EQAO testing (Ontario’s standardized test) compared to the previous year.  This represents an 11.5% difference over inactive schools, which only saw a 0.1% improvement.

EQAO

You can download the full whitepaper here: https://www.prodigygame.com/resources/Can_Game-Based_Learning_Increase_EQAO_Math_Scores.pdf

There is also a short 2-page summary here: https://www.prodigygame.com/resources/Can_Game-Based_Learning_Increase_EQAO_Math_Scores_(SHORT).pdf

Post written by Rohan Mahimker, Co-CEO Prodigy

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