Impact of Magnetic Reading Foundations on Overall Reading Scores in Grade 2

This study examined the impact of Magnetic Reading Foundations on Grade 2 students’ overall Reading scores in a non-intervention setting and under real-world conditions. Results show use of Magnetic Reading Foundations is associated with an increase in scores on the i-Ready Diagnostic for Reading compared to students who did not use Magnetic Reading Foundations even after controlling for the amount of time spent on i-Ready Personalized Instruction. This study meets the requirements for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Level 2 evidence.


About the Author

Molly Duncan

Molly Duncan, Ph.D., is a research scientist at Curriculum Associates. She studies the efficacy of Curriculum Associates products and how they’re used in real classrooms. Previously, she worked in program evaluation at a large public school district and in university research labs focused on early reading and writing. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Georgia State University.