PwC Efficacy Analysis

Research shows how LiteracyPlanet improves student outcomes

Here at LiteracyPlanet we know how important it is to provide educators with a program that’s been proven to deliver results. This is why we engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to undertake an in-depth analysis of our students’ scores and usage levels. PwC’s analysis was able to identify the optimal way to engage with LiteracyPlanet and ultimately show why it works.

Over 380,000 students across 161 countries used LiteracyPlanet in the period analysed by PwC.

Spelling and comprehension were the subjects that recorded the highest levels of usage and typically students would complete exercises considered to be at their literacy level. However, more than a quarter of students using the program were still completing exercises at below their literacy level.

Gamification works.

After just 30 exercises the gap in average scores between students in the bottom 25% of scores and students in the next best group reduced by over 70%.

Students are improving their literacy skills.

Students who completed four assigned exercises per month improved their literacy skills by 77%.

The general trend reveals all students will record an improvement in their literacy score with continued use of the program. With the completion of just 30 exercises, PwC observed a noticeable improvement in students of all levels.

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More findings from the report:

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PwC data shows the more exercises a student completes the higher their average score. 7-10 exercises a week were identified as the optimal number.

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Students who complete teacher-assigned tasks are generally completing a larger variety of exercises, whilst students who have freedom of choice usually work on concepts they already understand.

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PwC has proven LiteracyPlanet: builds a strong foundation in literacy; pushes students ahead of the pack, and, makes catching up fun and effective.

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Students have a tendency to select exercises over a narrow range of strands, as opposed to teacher-assigned work. That's why we have equipped teachers with easy-to-use tools to empower their students' learning.

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The general trend reveals all students will record an improvement in their literacy score with continued use of the program.

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Students in Years 1 - 6 saw the most significant improvement, while the strongest, most consistent rates of improvement were seen in students between Years 3 and 6.