Improving the language and literacy skills of third-grade English language learners:
A study of the effectiveness of al Geographic Reach
Background and Purpose
National Geographic Learning (NGL) recognizes the importance of gathering scientific research evidence to support educators in making decisions about instructional programs. As such, NGL contracted with Magnolia Consulting, LLC, an independent evaluation consulting firm, during the 2010–2011 school year to conduct an efficacy study of National Geographic Reach (Reach), a core, content-based, English as a Second Language (ESL) program for students in kindergarten through grade five.