Percentage of Students Scoring at the Exemplary Level on
2013 Science Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)
Merola Research analyzed data from the 2013 Science Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) in science for fourth-grade students to identify differences in student science achievement among those using and not using Science Techbook™:
- Students were placed into comparable groups using propensity score matching.
- Students were matched on 2012 Math PASS scores, gender, ELL, Special Education, race, Free or Reduced Price Lunch status, teacher years of service and teacher certification.
After one year of implementation in Rock Hill Schools, fourth grade students whose teachers used Discovery Education Science Techbook scored higher on average on the 2013 Science PASS than students whose teachers did not use Science Techbook.
Results indicate that, on average, students of teachers using Discovery Education Science Techbook and teachers not using Science Techbook scored at or above the Proficient Level on the 2013 Science PASS at similar rates. However, students in classrooms using Science Techbook were more likely to score at or above the Exemplary Level performance than students in classrooms not using Science Techbook.