JRL Enterprises Announces "Million Student Study" Grant Opportunity

Large-Scale RCT in Math Achievement to be Conducted by Nationally-Recognized Researcher

Oct 20, 2011, 11:09 ET from JRL Enterprises

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeking to build upon their established success in having achieving the What Works Clearinghouse's highest rating of "Positive Effects," JRL Enterprises announced today that they are looking for schools and districts willing to participate in a historic "Million Student Study" concerning mathematics achievement. Already used in over 400 schools nationwide, the I CAN Learn® Program has over 17 years of scientifically-based research proving its success at raising students' high-stakes test scores.

This new, large-scale research project will be conducted by Dr. Geoffrey Borman of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "As Dr. Borman is a Principal Standing Panel Member of the Education Systems and Broad Reform Research Review Panel of the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, we are excited about having him research our program's effectiveness," says John Arnold, Vice-President of Sales for JRL Enterprises, Inc. "He will ensure that this study is conducted to the very highest of academic and scientific standards."

The study will evaluate the effects of the I CAN Learn® Program on student math achievement. The grant award will cover one-half the three-year implementation cost of a choice of three configurations of the I CAN Learn® Program – the Premium Site License, the Basic Site License, and the Current Station License (25 student minimum per classroom). This represents a 50% savings on a math solution that has already been proven to be "cost-effective" in a study by researchers from Princeton University.

In order to be eligible, grant applications are due by November 30, 2011. The winners will be announced on December 10, 2011, and participating schools and districts must agree to start implementation in January 2012. For more information, call JRL Enterprises at (888) 263-1390 or contact John Arnold at jarnold@icanlearn.com.

SOURCE JRL Enterprises