CommonLit dramatically accelerates learning

Schools that use CommonLit’s full instructional program have seen profound gains in reading.

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CommonLit has helped over 5 million students
become proficient readers.

Our program drives learning by connecting the dots between curriculum, assessments, and professional learning in an all-in-one platform.

Curriculum & Library

Our world-class resources save teachers' time, build student engagement, and drive academic achievement.

Assessments

Our actionable assessments empower educators with the data they need to celebrate student growth and support their students.

Professional Development

We provide teachers with all of the professional development they need to succeed in the classroom.

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Our reach is profound

250M lessons
completed
1.9M assessments
administered
1k+ PD sessions
delivered per year

10 years of proven results

Our program is research-backed

Our full-year, standards-aligned ELA curriculum received an all-green rating from EdReports for grades 6-8.

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CommonLit earned ESSA Tier II “Moderate Evidence” certification

Based on a study conducted by LearnPlatform, CommonLit was awarded ESSA Tier II certification given the positive, statistically significant differences between CommonLit users’ and non-users’ end-of-year reading scores. Seventh grade students who used CommonLit scored higher on the Florida FAST than students who did not use CommonLit.

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CommonLit was shown to accelerate learning

CommonLit has been shown to accelerate learning for students. In a large scale, nationwide study (n=113K) conducted in collaboration with Mathematica, students with higher levels of exposure to CommonLit 360 saw 2.1 months of additional learning.

Bar chart of growth in standard deviation units where the CommonLit 360 group reading comprehension growth was 0.07 standard deviations higher than that of a comparison group.
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Lakewood students show significant growth with CommonLit 360

On the end-of-year state ELA assessment (NJSLA), the number of Lakewood Middle School students who met or exceeded expectations was 10.5 percentage points higher in SY 22-23 than in SY 21-22. Importantly, the more CommonLit 360 lessons students experienced, the better they tended to perform on the NJSLA.

Graph showing the number of Lakewood Middle School students who met or exceeded expectations on the NJSLA was 10.5 percentage points higher in 2022-2023 than 2021-2022.
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CommonLit was shown to significantly increase student engagement and cultural awareness by 2x

The Mathematica study also found that students in CommonLit classrooms were more likely to report that class was engaging, interesting, and kept their attention. They were also more likely to say they felt proud of their background and had the chance to learn about other cultures compared to students in classes that did not use CommonLit.

Bar chart of growth in standard deviation units, where the group with high exposure to CommonLit 360 grew statistically significantly more in self-reported student engagement and cultural awareness than the comparison group.
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CommonLit earned ESSA Tier III “Promising Evidence” certification

After completing the Mathematica study, CommonLit was awarded  ESSA Tier III certification for the effectiveness of its program. As of 2022-2023, only 4 out of the 100 of the most accessed EdTech products have earned this badge. Because CommonLit has earned this distinction, districts can use additional ESSER funding to bring our full instructional program to their schools.

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Students who submitted more CommonLit lessons saw higher end-of-year state test scores

In a study conducted by LearnPlatform, there was a clear and positive correlation between CommonLit lessons completed and scores on the New York State end-of-year assessment. The more CommonLit lessons students submitted, the higher test scores they saw on average.

Bar chart representing the relationship between CommonLit use and New York State assessment proficiency, where the more CommonLit lessons students engaged with, the higher the average proficiency.
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The CommonLit Assessment Series can help predict how students will perform on statewide assessments

Two studies found a clear relationship between students’ scores on the CommonLit Assessment Series and state ELA assessments. Schools can unlock the Assessment Series to monitor student progress and help students prepare for these end-of-year tests.

Bar chart with 95% confidence intervals, representing the correlation between CommonLit Assessment Series and the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking test, where the correlation between the two tests was similar for multiple groups, including students from historically-underserved populations.
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