To understand the impact that a project-based learning (PBL) environment has on classroom instruction and student outcomes, MIDA Learning Technologies conducted a study of 2nd and 5th graders at a large suburban school district in Illinois.
Research by Mida Learning Technologies showed that after utilizing PBL through Defined Learning in science classes for one year (2015-2016), teachers saw improvements in students’ engagement and motivation. In addition, students who used Defined Learning outperformed their peers in critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Assessments revealed that students who used PBL by Defined Learning outperformed their peers by over +5 points
2nd-grade PBL and Defined Learning users achieved +49% higher scores than those that were in a traditional direct-instruction classroom.
5th-grade group who used Defined Learning outperformed the control group by +39%
Stories of Success from
Educators Using Defined Learning
It was fun watching the kids’ interactions – their questions and discussions evolved into more in-depth ones and they became better problem solvers.
– A participating 2nd-grade teacher
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