JHU Study on Middlebury Interactive ELL Courses

See the results of an in-depth study of Middlebury Interactive's ELL program implementation in a real-world setting.

During the 2014-2015 school year, Middlebury Interactive Languages engaged Johns Hopkins University Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) to conduct an initial third-party, mixed-methods evaluation study regarding the efficacy of the pilot implementation of Middlebury Interactive’s English Language Learner (ELL) program in Hartford Public Schools (HPS) in Hartford, Connecticut. HPS integrated the supplemental curriculum in the overall ELL intervention program for 300 students primarily in grades 4 through 8 across eight sites in the district. HPS is a large urban school district that serves students whose families speak 86 different languages in their homes.

Overall, the CRRE evaluation found that the HPS program had a measurable benefit to pilot students according to both quantitative and qualitative factors.

The evaluation also revealed very high levels of student engagement in the Middlebury Interactive pilot, as well as improved engagement by parents of students in the program.

Download the full study to learn more about the study's findings.