Achieve3000’s solutions have been developed using the most current research about educational best practices in literacy instruction. You will find more about how and why our solutions work, as well as studies demonstrating their effectiveness in the classroom.


Smarty Ants Research to Practice Whitepaper: Read Document

Whether Smarty Ants is used with typically developing readers or at-risk readers, it provides a curriculum and pedagogy consistent with what top researchers have discovered about how children learn to read.

Achieving College & Career Readiness: Read Document

Achieve3000 partnered with MetaMetrics®, developers of the Lexile Framework for Reading, to help educators gain a deeper understanding of new challenges presented by college and career readiness standards, identifying strategies for setting growth targets, and analyzing student gains.

Achieve3000 & the International Baccalaureate: Read Document

Achieve3000 provides any International Baccalaureate program with the support needed to reach every learner through embedded reading intervention, critical thinking supports, argumentative writing and speaking practice, and an inquiry-based approach.

Interpreting Lexile Growth: Read Document

Want a better understanding of how Lexile levels are identified and growth is predicted within Achieve3000’s core literacy platform? Increase your knowledge about how and why Lexile measures are such an effective tool for measuring and accelerating students’ literacy growth.

Achieve3000 Research to Practice: Read Document

Achieve3000’s literacy solutions are built on decades of scientific research into how learners develop essential reading and writing skills from widely respected researchers in the field of reading, including Dr. Robert Marzano, Dr. R.C. Anderson, Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, Dr. Michael Kamil and more.

Foundational to Independent Literacy: Read Document

With its focus on foundational reading skills, Smarty Ants is a natural precursor to Achieve3000’s patented differentiated literacy solution for elementary schools, KidBiz3000. Learn more about how MetaMetrics informed the transition from foundational to independent literacy.

Achieve3000 & the TOEFL Family of Assessments: Read Document

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) is widely regarded as one of the most respected assessments of English language skills. The family of TOEFL tests is used by more than 9,000 colleges, universities, and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K., and the United States.

Stop Skimming, Start Learning: Read Document

This paper from Actively Learn explores how achieving depth in reading means getting beyond the gist and making the text one's own. Depth entails understanding the reading thoroughly and being able to discuss it, analyze it, and question it in a sophisticated way.

Effectiveness of Achieve3000’s Core Literacy Platform

National Lexile Study: Read Document

This report summarizes the findings for Lexile growth and progress toward college and career readiness for over 1.2 million students.

Cajon Valley Research Effectiveness Study: Read Document

In 2016 and 2017, Digital Promise conducted an independent third-party research study of the impact of Achieve3000 usage on the reading outcomes of English language learners in Cajon Valley Union School District in California. Cajon Valley USD piloted Achieve3000 during the 2016- 2017 school year with EL students at five elementary and middle schools. The goal of the pilot was to improve reading outcomes for EL students at risk of becoming long-term ELs (LTELs). A total of 521 students, 99 percent of whom do not speak English at home, and 13 teachers participated. This report summarizes the findings.

Summer Intensive Impact Report: Read Document

Achieve3000’s brand-new rapid intervention solution, Achieve Intensive, was piloted as part of a large urban school district’s summer program during the summer of 2016 for students in 3rd, 6th and 8th grades. This summer program specifically targeted students who performed in the bottom quarter on the state’s summative assessment – below grade- level learners who were especially at risk for summer reading loss.

International Lexile Study: Read Document

Achieve3000 is the leading literacy platform in today’s blended learning programs, with cloud-based solutions that serve nearly three million students worldwide. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000’s patented and proven differentiated instruction for grades PreK-12 to university and adult education reaches all students at their individual reading levels to accelerate learning, improve high-stakes test performance, and drive university and career success.

Independent Research

Magnolia Report: Read Document

Sixteen schools, 46 teachers and 1,012 students in four suburban and city districts across the US implemented participated in a 2015 third-party evaluation of the effectiveness of Achieve3000’s solutions using randomized controlled trials. Overall, the learning gains of treatment students who used Achieve3000 were statistically significant and substantively important—based on the What Works Clearinghouse threshold of .25—for all areas assessed: the GMRT-4 Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Total Reading tests, as well as the LevelSet Lexile reading assessment.

Achieve3000 impacts on student reading and STAAR EOC English I, English II, and Biology exams for the 2014–2015 academic year.: Read Document

The Houston Independent School District completed a 2015 study focused on ninth and tenth graders to assess the impact derived from the use of Achieve3000’s reading solutions on (1) the change between students’ pre- and post-test Lexile scores as measured by LevelSet™, (2) students’ scale score performance on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness End-Of-Course (STAAR EOC) for the English I, English II, and Biology exams, and (3) students’ probability of meeting both the Phase-in 1 and Phase-in 2 passing standard on the STAAR EOC English I and English II. Results suggest that the more students use Achieve3000’s web-based software, the greater their gains in post-test Lexile scores, the greater their achievement on the STAAR EOC exams, and the higher their probability of meeting the Phase-in 1 and Phase-in 2 passing standard on the STAAR EOC exams.