CommonLit Schools & Districts Exciting Opportunity: Join CommonLit’s New Research Study

Get access to CommonLit PRO Plus free for your district

We’re launching an exciting research study of CommonLit’s 360 Curriculum in SY24-25, and we want your district to be a part of it! This year, CommonLit will select 100 schools to participate in the study and provide FREE access to CommonLit PRO Plus for participating schools implementing the 360 Curriculum.

In collaboration with researchers at Columbia University, CommonLit is recruiting schools in districts across the country to participate in a cutting-edge three-year study, supported by the U.S. Department of Education. The study will help schools empower teachers and support students’ literacy development, adding to the growing body of exciting research demonstrating CommonLit 360 to be a highly effective tool for improving reading comprehension. 

What is included in the opportunity?

Districts participating in the study will receive FREE access to the CommonLit 360 Curriculum and additional resources from our PRO Plus package, including our benchmark assessments, professional development, and other comprehensive services to support a schools successful adoption and implementation of CommonLit 360 for Middle School. Our team will provide specialized onboarding and training to ensure school teams are well-prepared to implement the curriculum and full program and see the profound results that the program has been shown to deliver. Check out this case study in Blount County, TN showing year over year growth with CommonLit 360.

 What are the benefits of participating?

By participating, the participating/assigned schools in the CommonLit 360 implementing group will receive our School Essentials Pro Plus package FREE for all three study years (a value of $6,000 per school per year for a total of $18,000 per school across the study period). This includes:

During the three-year study, CommonLit will also compensate teachers and school administrators for completing study activities through additional monetary incentives, giftcards, and/or stipends once approved by each district.

What is the study timeline?

The study launches in SY24-25 and extends through the end of SY26-27, a three-year period during which selected schools will implement the CommonLit 360 curriculum, assessments, and professional development. Our team will provide specialized onboarding and training to ensure school teams are well-prepared to implement the curriculum and full program and see the profound results that the program has been shown to deliver.

What are the study requirements?

As part of the study, middle schools (grades 6-8) in your district would be entered into a lottery whereby they would be randomly assigned to either use CommonLit 360 or use their regular ELA curriculum for the duration of the three-year study. Our study team will work with each district to create a custom roll-out plan and address concerns related to the study. 

Ready to learn more?

This large-scale study is an enormous opportunity that will ultimately help improve literacy education for millions of underserved students across the country by helping CommonLit, researchers, and the U.S. Department of Education understand the drivers of accelerated academic improvement. 

We hope you will join us in making an impact! Click below to meet with our team and learn more.