Blended Learning Shows Success in 12 Case Studies

by Kristie Burk

As most of you know, my main task in the Downingtown Area School District is to bring blended learning to the secondary schools. Teachers (and parents) often ask me about the efficacy of blended learning.  It’s a relatively new and understudied subject.

However, 12 recent case studies on blended learning released by the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation shows promise for blended learning. Some examples include:

  • At an elementary school in Middletown, NY, average reading growth scores of students in blended classrooms were 18.5% higher than non-blended students. Average math growth scores of students in blended classrooms were 17.2% higher than non-blended students.
  • Since introducing blended learning in Spokane, WA, the district’s graduation rate has increased from 60% to 83%.
  • In Conway, South Carolina, the blended program at the middle school has improved student scores in math and reading.

Check out the profiles and let us know what you think at dtowntechchat.wordpress.com.

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