Education Research and Insights
Quality rooted in evidence
Consistency of real evidence matters, especially when you are driven to ensure equitable high-quality experiences in all communities. BellXcel-powered programs are rigorously tested in diverse controlled settings, critically reviewed by experts, proven effective, and translated into practical, scalable solutions that are widely available. All this so that you can be confident that your programming is built upon solutions that reliably meet the evidence-based indicators required for quality outcomes.
Don’t Take Our Word for It. Take Theirs
Independent reviews have shown that BellXcel meets strict state and federal standards. By partnering with BellXcel, you expand access to high-quality learning in your community and satisfy rigorous funding requirements.
The Power of Partnerships: Exploring How a Partnership with BellXcel Influences Systems Changes
In 2021, BellXcel commissioned the Sperling Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI) to study the potential effects of… More
New RAND Study Shows BellXcel Boosts Teacher Practices Throughout the School Year - a Statistically Significant Finding!
Read the full case study! Summer can be a good time to boost teacher practices Opportunities for practicing… More
Bellwether Study: Summer as an Accelerator for Teacher Professional Growth
100% of teachers reported that their BX experience positively influenced their approach to the new school year. More
RAND Study: Investing in Successful Summer Programs
RAND Corporation's Investing in Successful Summer Programs, an independent review of summer programs nationwide confirms BellXcel meets the highest levels of evidence — 1 of only 43 summer programs in the U.S. with this distinction. More
Public School System Conducts Independent Study of BellXcel Summer Impact
Montgomery County Public Schools' (MCPS) Office of Shared Accountability conducted an independent evaluation of the impact of BellXcel Summer throughout the year using multiple regression analyses that included enrolled and non-enrolled students and controlled for students’ characteristics, including their initial abilities. More
Randomized Control Trial Studies Impact of BX Summer on Reading Achievement and Parental Involvement
Researchers from the Urban Institute completed a two-year, randomized control trial of BellXcel Summer to study its impact on children’s reading achievement and parental involvement. More
RAND Study: Getting to Work on Summer Learning
The RAND Corporation's six-year study of the National Summer Learning Project by the Wallace Foundation culminates in this final report about districts' implementation of their summer learning programs. DESCRIBE ALIGN TO BX MODEL More
We Take Research & Evidence to Heart
BellXcel's enduring commitment to continuous improvement relies on rigorous data collection, research, and evaluation. Our research affiliate, SCRI, works with an expert research advisory board and renown research partners to challenge and test our solutions regularly so you don't have to.
Because Quality Matters
We know the markers that drive high-quality outcomes. In partnership with our affiliate, SCRI, we translate that knowledge into practical tools and resources for youth development leaders and schools.
Summer Learning Program Evaluation Guide
A comprehensive evaluation plan is critical to summer program quality and sustainability. This summer we are widely sharing a new tool to help programs understand their impact, identify strengths, and develop processes to improve. Access and freely share this evaluation guide developed in partnership with our affiliate, SCRI.Download Guide
Checklist: Preparing for Day 1 / Week 1 of Summer Learning
Prepare for your summer program through guided questions to help you prepare for Day 1 / Week 1 and avoid common missteps. More
Checklist: Preparing for Site Visits
Feel prepared and confident to welcome guests with an experience that creates enthusiasm about your impact and investment in the long-term success of your program. More
Remote Quality Reflection Tool
We know how important quality experiences are to a young person's ability to learn and grow. Access this free tool designed for youth organizations and schools to reflect on the quality of their remote programs. More
And Experience Creates Insight
True value of decades of practitioner 'know how' comes from the ability to translate that experience into knowledge that is scalable and shared across the sector. That is BellXcel's commitment. All of us are needed to achieve equitable opportunities for all.