Students are proven to get two GCSE grades better* with 30 mins a week use of SAM Learning during an academic year.
EEF- Commissioned FFT Report
EEF-commissioned FFT to analyse 300,000 students in 250 schools over 9 years and the report, published in June 2020, showed on average, students who spent 10 or more hours on SAM Learning improved 1 GCSE grade better in 2 different subjects. Two grades better means a Progress 8 improvement of +0.2. That could make the difference between Good and Outstanding.
And disadvantaged students did even better, improving by 1 GCSE grade in 3 and a half subjects.
Earlier FFT Impact reports
Prior to the EEF-commissioned report (above), an earlier ten-year series of impact studies by FFT (Fischer Family Trust) from 2002 to 2011, showed real impact on progress, especially at GCSE, by students with 10 task hours' use of e-learning. Students with the lowest prior attainment, including disadvantaged students, improved nearly double the average.
David Jaffa (SAM Learning Founder) discusses the early FFT impact reports and the critical importance of using student-level data and not school-level data.