A Study on the Effectiveness of Pearson onRamp to Algebra (2012-2013)

In order to meet the needs of struggling math students, Pearson Education designed the onRamp to Algebra program to provide students with the foundational math skills necessary to be successful in Algebra 1. Planning, Research, and Evaluation Services (PRES) Associates, Inc. completed a small scale randomized control trial (RCT) on the effectiveness of the onRamp to Algebra program in helping struggling middle/junior high school students attain critical math skills. This study, which commenced in the Fall of 2012, was conducted in 7th-8th grade classrooms during the 2012-13 school year. The study included 340 students, in 20 classrooms spread across 4 schools in the states of Idaho and Pennsylvania.