myView RCT Research Opportunity
JEM&R is looking for Kinder – 5th grade elementary teachers to participate in a Randomized Control Trial Study during the 2021-2022 school year.
About the Study
Savvas Learning Company myView Literacy Randomized Control Trial (RCT)
Savvas has contracted with JEM&R to conduct a RCT of their myView Elementary Literacy program. The study will contribute to the research base behind the effectiveness of different approaches to elementary literacy instruction and provide educators with the information they need to make informed decisions when selecting educational materials.
Participating K-5 teachers will receive a $250 stipend*. A designated site liaison will receive a $300 stipend*.
*Subject to any restrictions under state or local law or regulation, and/or any policies of your school district or other employer
Participating schools will receive myView program materials (Student Edition, Teacher Edition/Small Group Guide, Digital licenses, and ancillary materials) at no cost. Treatment teachers will have their consumables and licenses replaced following the study and control teachers will receive 1 year of consumables and digital licenses at the conclusion of the RCT. Schools will also receive myView Leveled Reader Bookshelf Collection (one set per grade).
In addition, teachers will receive three myView trainings from a professional Savvas trainer.
How will the Randomized Control Trial (RCT) work?
At the beginning of the study (prior to the 2021-2022 SY) all participating teachers within a school will be randomly assigned to either the “treatment” group or the “control” group. Teachers assigned to the treatment group will use myView as part of regular Reading/Language Arts instruction throughout the 2021-2022 school year and will participate in all data collection activities. Teachers assigned to the control group will continue using the existing literacy curriculum in place at their school and participate in all data collection activities. Both treatment and control teachers will have access to the full myView program for the 2022-2023 school year.
Participating K-5 teachers will administer the IOWA Online assessment at the beginning and end of the 2021-2022 school year.
Teachers will complete a brief online mid-year and end of year survey about their teaching practices and experiences with the Reading/Language Arts programs used during the study.
Researchers will conduct classroom observations followed by semi-structured teacher interviews twice during the study period (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022) to gather a deeper insight to implementation and usage of the program, recommendations, and program feedback.
Teachers will complete a bi-weekly online implementation log (about 10 mins/month) during the RCT to report on instructional activities completed within the program.
If you have questions and would like to learn more about the details of the myView RCT study, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 674-9676 with your contact information (phone and/or email) and we will be in touch soon.