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ThinkingWorks
P.O Box 8891
Toledo, Ohio 43623
(419) 536-8560
info@getthinkingworks.com

Last updated May 30, 2001

Statistical Research

ThinkingWorks has been a major initiative in the Toledo Public Schools since 1994. Yearly evaluations of the program indicate that students are showing statistically significant increases in reading and writing achievement as indicated below in at least one area each year.

Year 1 (1995-96): Fourth grade students had statistically significant increases in writing and reading achievement.

Year 2: (1996-97): Results indicated statistically significant increases in fourth grade writing, sixth grade reading, and sixth grade writing achievement.

Year 3: (1997-98): Results indicated statistically significant increases in achievement for sixth grade reading.

Reading 4

n

Mean

sd

t-value

df

p-value

1997-98

97

211.77

14.12

1.31

204

>.05

1998-99

109

214.59

16.56


Writing 4

n

Mean

sd

t-value

df

p-value

1997-98

97

4.39

14.12

0.36

204

>.05

1998-99

109

4.46

4.38

 

Reading 6

n

Mean

sd

t-value

df

p-value

1997-98

67

202.28

36.25

1.82

121

<.05

1998-99

56

212.86

26.25


Writing 6

n

Mean

sd

t-value

df

p-value

1997-98

67

5.43

1.57

-1.23

121

>.05

1998-99

56

5.09

1.46