Based on a recent press release,
A new research study reports that pre-K students who used age-appropriate technology with progress monitoring over six months made significant improvements in both math and early literacy skills on externally-administered, standardized tests. The study investigated the effectiveness of the iStartSmart™ educational technology system by Hatch® in urban early childhood classrooms.
Twenty-five percent of very young children in America are now living in poverty and are at risk for educational deficits. Compared to their middle-income peers, young low-income children display poorer language/literacy and mathematics skills, putting them at high risk for school failure. This makes it critically important that these children in particular have high-quality early education experiences.
“iStartSmart technology was chosen for this study because it includes two critical factors that make technology a valuable tool for early education: 1) developmentally appropriate, interactive and sequential content; and 2) accurate, consistent performance data that supports guidance and intervention,” said Dr. Dale McManis, Research Director for the study. We offer this infographic to highlight the prominent information from this study, and to show what Hatch Technology, in this case, iStartSmart systems, can do for children. The complete press release is available from Businesswire.