Evidence-Based Case Studies & Reports
MyWritingLab from Pearson has consistently and positively impacted the quality of learning in the composition classroom. These reports present evidence of how MyWritingLab helps students and instructors experience success.
About Efficacy Reports
Read our Standards for Efficacy Research report (PDF) to find out why Pearson is interested in efficacy studies, common study designs, and how Pearson can help instructors get started. Pearson adheres to the SIIA guidelines for evaluating educational technology products (PDF).
- NEW! MyLab / Mastering: English Efficacy Results 2013 (PDF)
The 2013 English efficacy report features 48 stories that illustrate successful MyLab implementations from many perspectives. It includes both quantitative data on MyLab's effectiveness in the classroom and qualitative information — stories about how instructors are using MyLabs to improve teaching and learning. All 48 stories in this report address the variety of challenges facing instructors in today's academic environment.
- NEW! Raising the Bar, V3: A Compendium of Case Studies on the Effectiveness of MyLab and Mastering from Pearson (PDF)
MyLab and Mastering from Pearson are designed with a single purpose in mind: to improve the academic success of all higher education students, one student at a time. By leveraging data-driven insights made possible from ten-million student users, MyLab and Mastering deliver engaging, dynamic learning experiences based on content proven to help students absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.
Learn how instructors and student have succeeded with MyWritingLab:
- New! St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL (PDF)
Course structure: Hybrid
Types of data reported: Improvement in pass rates and retention; Improvement in success rates in subsequent courses
- New! Eastern Gateway Community College, Steubenville, OH (PDF)
Course structure: Traditional
Types of data reported: Improvement in final course grades; Improvement in pass rates and retention
- Shelton State College, Tuscaloosa, AL (PDF)
Course structure: Lab-based classes
Types of data reported: Pass rates; improvement in diagnostic tests
- Updated! California State University, Bakersfield (PDF)
Course structure: Online, hybrid
Types of data reported: Improvement in final course grades; Improvement in final course grades with increased usage of MyLab; Improvement in pass rates over quarters;
Improvement in retention rates over quarters
Jackson State Community College, Jackson, TN (PDF)
Course structure: 1/3 lecture/grammar; 1/3 in-class writing; 1/3 MyWritingLab
Types of data reported: Student performance
Marion Technical College, Marion, OH (PDF)
Course names: Preparation for College Writing I / Preparation for College Writing II
Course structure: Hybrid
Text: The Writer’s World by Gaetz et al.
Types of data reported: Improvement in final course grades; Improvement in pass rates and retention; Improved performance in subsequent credit-bearing English courses
International Case Studies
- University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia (PDF)
Course structure: Lecture and lab
Types of data reported: Descriptive statistics for assignments; and correlation for MyWritingLab and final marks
Student Survey Results
In June 2010, Pearson Education conducted a survey with students using MyWritingLab. In all, more than 440 students completed the survey. The results were overwhelmingly positive for MyWritingLab.
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