The Results

Based on the application of a whole-grade level in the seventh-grade English classroom.

Better Test Scores:

  • 22% of students improved one or two levels in Smarter Balanced Assessment.
  • 41.5 average point increase in the Scaled Score of the SBAC for Gravana users.
  • 42% reduction in students scoring Basic in the Smarter Balance Assessment Writing Component.

Better Academic Retention:

  • On average, Gravana students scored in the top 91% of the world on the language component of the world NWEA assessment – after summer break.

Better Communication:

  • Students improvement in communication skills in other areas of school (e.g., science and social studies) were praised by educators as well.