An effective tool in the fight for better literacy.
WestEd conducted a randomized controlled trial on the use of Tales2go in a San Francisco Bay area school district. The study was designed to determine the effect of adding a listening component to literacy instruction. Results of the study were noteworthy, indicating Tales2go is an effective and promising literacy tool.
Students using Tales2go attained 58% of the annual expected gain in reading achievement in just ten weeks, putting them three months ahead of control students. The increase in annual gain corresponds to a 33% improvement in the rate of learning for the period.
The study evaluated the effect of just listening (i.e., no paired text). The treatment group outperformed the control group across all measures, by 3.0x in reading comprehension, nearly 7.0x in 2nd grade vocabulary, and nearly 4.0x in reading motivation.
Greater impact on reading achievement is possible if Tales2go is used on a regular basis, both in a classroom literacy rotation and at home.