One World Program: Impact

2016 Word Bank and American University Reports Show Statistically Significant Writing Gains After Completing the One World Program

The report, released by the World Bank's Dr. Quentin Wodon and American University's Dr. Edward Comstock, highlights statistically significant student gains in research and writing skills aligned to Common Core State Standards made in 93% of the Washington, DC public and charter schools using the One World Program.  The average gain for students across all grades was one point on a scale from 12 to 20, but gains were larger for students who scored lower on the pre-test. Read the DC Public Schools Brief and the DC Charter Schools Brief.

For each student in the evaluation, two essays were scored – one written before the program, and one after. American University professors from the College Writing Program scored essays on a scale from 12 to 20, with 12 indicating the lowest performance, and 20 the highest. About 70% of students improved their average score after the program.

Through surveys, teachers rated the program, student work, and outcomes.  Listed below is the percentage
of teachers who agreed or strongly agreed with each statement.

For more info on this evaluation, please contact the Executive Director, Eric Goldstein.