Flocabulary is proven to raise scores on state reading tests.
Improving Scores on State Tests
Dr. Roger Farr, former president of the International Reading Association, conducted a study in 2008 and 2009 which determined that The Word Up Project, Flocabulary's multisensory vocabulary program, raised state test scores for middle school students. A total of 1255 students participated in the study in six states. Learn more about the study here.
Increasing Vocabulary Proficiency in School
Before analyzing state test data, Dr. Farr's study aimed to prove the The Word Up Project's efficacy at increasing vocabulary knowledge and reading skills. In a sample of 600 students, the study showed a dramatic increase in vocabulary proficiency, with the largest gains coming from students of a lower socioeconomic status. Learn more about Phase One of the study here.
Boosting Achievement in Afterschool Settings
The After-School All-Stars of New York completed a pilot study of elementary and middle school students who were participating in a summer program. The results show increased vocabulary knowledge and engagement among students using The Word Up Project. Learn more about the pilot study here.
"These results suggest strongly that The Word Up Project can play a significant role in raising state language arts/reading scores."
- Dr. Roger Farr, Former President, IRA
Read the research base of The Word Up Project to learn more about effective methods of increasing literacy. The research report is by By Roger Farr, Ed.D., Jenny Conner, Ph.D. and the Educational Research Institute of America.