McGraw-Hill Education Study Shows Significant Improvement in Student Outcomes through Adaptive Technology

By CIOReview Team

McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, recently released results from the McGraw-Hill Connect Effectiveness Study 2016. The study aggregated and analyzed data from 20 higher education case studies for colleges that used Connect and SmartBook between 2014 and 2015. Key findings from the study include:

  • There was a nearly 20-point improvement in student retention, from 70.1% to 89.9%
  • Exam scores for students increased on average from 71% to 80.1%
  • Students saw a 13-point improvement in pass rates, from 72.5% to 85.2%
  • With Connect, 15 percent more students earned A’s and B’s, from 50.3% of students to 65.3% of students
  • Instructors spent 72 percent less time on administrative tasks, and 90 percent more time on active learning experiences

Connect is a digital learning environment that integrates assignments, grading and course content, making the entire course experience seamless while delivering better outcomes for students and educators. Connect features SmartBook, a continually adaptive reading experience which features integrated learning resources, robust reporting, a visual analytics dashboard, and anywhere/anytime mobile access, empowering educators and students with a more engaging and effective learning experience. Connect is available in more than 90 disciplines across qualitative and quantitative course areas.

 “Education providers need to feel confident that the digital technologies they select will deliver the desired outcomes to ensure a successful experience for educators and learners,” said David Levin, president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education. “Connect and SmartBook are a powerful combination that uses the science of learning to improve student retention, exam scores, final course grades, pass rates and instructor time management.”

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