School Friendzy Research

Extensive research has shown that the tools offered by School Friendzy significantly improves academic performance

Collaborative Learning

  • More than 1,200 research studies on cooperative, competitive, and individualistic efforts have found that cooperative learning methods are highly effective in improving students’ intrinsic motivation to learn, time on tasks, and their interpersonal relationships and expectations for success (Johnson and Johnson, 2009).
  • Students who are active participants in collaborative learning show higher likelihood of better test scores and final course grades (Tsay and Brady, 2010).
  • Collaborative learning, particularly peer discussions, enhances students’ understanding and increases the percentage of correct responses (Smith et al, 2009).

Peer to Peer Tutoring

  • Peer tutoring results in improvements in key academic skills and gains in self-concept and competency (Shenderovich, Thurston, and Miller, 2015).
  • Peer tutoring improves students’ grade point average, academic progress, success rate, and learning strategies. Tutors also show gains in learning strategies and social skills (Tirado, Fernandez-Martin, and Fernandez-Balboa 2012).
  • Peer tutoring in mathematics is the most effective in improving mathematics performance, particularly for mathematics computation content, elementary-aged students, and students at risk for mathematical disabilities (Kunsch, Jitendra, and Sood, 2007)
  • Peer tutoring is the most cost-effective way to improve mathematics and reading performance (Peer Research Laboratory, 2002).

Technology in the Classroom

  • A recent study at several schools in San Diego, California shows that 100% of the students preferred doing math assignments using School Friendzy versus paper and pencil (Let’s Leap Ahead, 2015).
  • Studies show that middle and high school students who played web-based games alone or in competition with other students have increased mathematical knowledge acquisition (Bai et al., 2012; Kebritchi, Hirumi, and Bai, 2010).
  • Incorporating technology in the classroom, such as online games, videos, and resources, has positive impacts on students’ understanding of math concepts, math learning, problem-solving skills, and attitude towards math (Fisch et al., 2010; Li and Ma, 2010).