Academic Results of 2 Sigma Classrooms

Pilot schools implementing 2 Sigma have demonstrated extraordinary academic gains in short periods of time. This is consistent with findings of prominent research studies on one-on-one instruction. 2 Sigma’s baseline assessments are administered three times per year using NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test.

In the 2014-15 school year:

  • 2 Sigma students made over 40% more progress in reading and over 90% more progress in math than the national average
  • Over 95% of 1st & 2nd Graders in 2 Sigma exceeded the average US student’s growth in math
  • Weak students - those who began the year below the 25th percentile nationally - jumped in reading from the 11th to 30th percentile, and leapt in math from the 12th to 51st percentile.

These early results demonstrate the power of one-on-one teacher instruction. This power is enabled by 2 Sigma, a methodology which makes it possible for teachers to spend the vast majority of their time one-on-one with students and provides the tools to maximize that time.

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Daily Insights

The 2 Sigma model makes strategic use of data for every student on a day-to-day basis. This gives unprecedented clarity regarding 2 Sigma’s effectiveness.

In one pilot of 385 students, 2 Sigma compiled data from:

  • Almost 5,000 diagnostic assessments using MAP and iReady Diagnostics
  • 40,000 completed math and reading lessons in iReady
  • 100,000 completed literacy units in Lexia Core5
  •  Almost 2 million math puzzles solved in ST Math

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In addition to helping teachers meet each student’s needs, this constant flow of data, together with educator feedback, enables constant improvements and refinements to the model.

As a teacher for many years, it is so rewarding to have instant results of the children learning.
— Kindergarten Teacher