Newsela supports positive learning outcomes for all students.
Newsela meets criteria for Tier II-Moderate Evidence under ESSA.
This study examined literacy skill growth of elementary students in Dexter Community School. Researchers compared students who used Newsela ELA weekly to a control group and found 4th-grade Newsela users achieved about three additional months of literacy skill growth compared to their non-Newsela peers. Newsela classes also read 44% more nonfiction texts than comparison classes.
This report examined the NWEA MAP Growth performance of 3rd - 8th graders across 21 states. We found that using Newsela 1-2 times a week is associated with a 5 percentile point increase in MAP Growth scores at the end of the year. Additionally, Newsela ELA quizzes were shown to be effective predictors of interim assessment performance; nearly 75% of students who scored 66% or above on Newsela quizzes were projected to be proficient in reading in the spring.
This study examined the impact of a three-week accelerated learning program focused on promoting ELA skill growth with Newsela ELA. Struggling 7th and 8th grade readers in Texas saw a significant 4.25% increase in vocabulary performance and a 3% increase in comprehension. Students with veteran teachers saw an 11% increase in comprehension and at that rate, if the program had continued, would have closed the comprehension performance gap in 3-4 more weeks.
Drive literacy outcomes for every learner.
Build knowledge and skills to support college, career, and civic readiness.
Grounded in the learning sciences and the science of reading.