Leveraging AI to Create Moonshots in Literacy

The Learning Agency Lab July 20, 2023
There’s been much ado about ChatGPT and its impact on academic writing. If this thing can write essays all on its own, will students ever write again? Will teachers be able to tell the difference between a student’s writing and the computer’s writing? The short answer is yes.

Study of CommonLit 360 Shows Gains on Reading Achievement

Overdeck Family Foundation July 25, 2023
This is a retrospective correlational study of student academic performance based on data from 113,825 students in 313 schools who had access to CommonLit 360 instructional materials, including School Essentials PRO student assessment materials (e.g., professional development, administrator data dashboards, benchmark assessments), during the 2021-22 school year.

Philipsburg-Osceola to switch middle school reading and literature curriculum

The Progress April 26, 2023
Philipsburg Area Middle School teachers piloted CommonLit 360 after noticing their curriculum was out of date, not engaging, and did not properly prepare students for state exams. In a survey conducted by teachers, students preferred CommonLit 360 to Spring Board in all four categories — relatability, presentation, learning experience and equipment.

CommonLit publishes guide for teachers to respond to AI plagiarism

EdWeek February 21, 2023
CommonLit published a guide to help teachers determine what to do when teachers suspect AI-plagiarized written work. CEO Michelle Brown describes the tips in EdWeek.

Instrumentation: How Your Product Can Help Understand What Works in Learning

Tools Competition October 12, 2022
Another example of an organization that has created a shared dataset is CommonLit, which uses algorithms to determine the readability of texts. CommonLit has shared its corpus of 3,000 level-assessed reading passages for grades 6-12. This will allow researchers to create open-source readability formulas and applications.

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