Study Type: RCTs (multiple)
Principal Investigator: Julie Martin, Elisabeth Stock – PowerMyLearning
Project Description: This reports on a series of short-cycle randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of PowerMyLearning’s Family Playlists. Family Playlists are interactive digital learning assignments designed to engage families and students in the homework process, with the goal of improving academic mastery and social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. The studies include 162 sixth grade students in Los Angeles, CA during the 2020-21 school year. The report focuses on participants’ self-report social-emotional learning competencies.
Key Findings: Results from this research showed that, compared to standard solo homework assignments, Family Playlists had a statistically significant positive impact on key SEL outcomes related to student agency, including intrinsic motivation, perceived competence, and perceived choice. Results showed that the positive SEL impacts of Family Playlists were especially pronounced for English Language Learners.
Study Citation: Martin, Julie & Elisabeth Stock. Examining Family Playlists’ Impact on Student Social Emotional Learning and Science Mastery through Short-Cycle RCTs. Project Evident: Actionable Evidence Initiative Case Study. Retrieved from https://projectevident.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/PowerMyLearningActionableEvidenceCaseStudySept21.pdf.
Full report here.
The Key Findings above were reproduced from the published report and do not necessarily reflect interpretation of Overdeck Family Foundation staff.