A Study of the Effectiveness of BrainPOP 2009Download Full ReportDownload
Executive Summary
A Study of the Effectiveness of BrainPOP “Students in classes using BrainPOP made significant improvements compared to students in classes not using BrainPOP.” Approximately 1,100 students in 46 classrooms in Palm Beach County, Florida and New York City participated in a controlled study of BrainPOP efficacy examining Vocabulary, Language, Reading Comprehension, and Science. The study by SEG Research demonstrates that elementary and middle school students using BrainPOP experience substantial growth compared to students who do not use BrainPOP. Students participating in the treatment group received approximately 16–20 weeks of instruction incorporating BrainPOP, yet the amount of growth achieved was equivalent to between one and two grade levels.

In addition to their efficacy evaluation, SEG Research conducted a teacher survey. Ninety percent of treatment group teachers felt that BrainPOP was good or excellent in increasing students’ cognitive/intellectual growth. Similarly, 90 percent felt that BrainPOP was good or excellent at improving student’s attitudes toward school and learning. Read more in the report.

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