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Hundreds of schools across the country and internationally are accelerating learning with Thinking Maps. In fact, an independent third-party study showed that schools using Thinking Maps are roughly twice as likely to exceed average growth rates for their district. And when you look at the individual results of our users, the data is clear: schools who use Thinking Maps with fidelity improve learning outcomes.

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The Research

Brain-Based Strategies. Implementation Excellence. Proven Results.


In 2019, a third-party correlational study compared student achievement results for elementary and middle schools using Thinking Maps to district averages. The results were meaningful and significant and show that schools using Thinking Maps were roughly 2 times more likely to surpass average growth rates for their districts than schools not using Thinking Maps. Meets ESSA standards for Tier 2 Research.

  • Schools using Thinking Maps were 2.0x more likely to surpass average district growth rates in Reading.
  • Schools using Thinking Maps were 2.7x more likely to surpass average district growth rates in Math.

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Case Studies

Shumway Leadership Academy

Arizona

Thinking Maps was one of the cornerstones of Shumway's school transformation plan. Their investment led to accelerated achievement and two Exemplary Title I Program Awards.

David Crockett Early Education

Texas

David Crockett Early Education School increased the number of students entering kindergarten with grade-appropriate literacy skills from 40% to 80% with help from Thinking Maps.

Meadow Hill GEMS

New York

Meadow Hill GEMS met or exceeded ESSA growth targets for all student subgroups with help from Thinking Maps and the Thinking Maps Learning Community (TMLC).

Kenmore Elementary School

California

Kenmore Elementary School earned national recognition for their achievement gains. A focus on writing with Write from the Beginning…and Beyond was the key.

Bonita Springs Elementary

Florida

Bonita Springs Elementary went from a struggling school to Exceeding Expectations in just two years. Thinking Maps was one of the pillars of their school transformation.

Lucia Mar USD

California

At Lucia Mar U.S.D., an embedded and targeted approach to Thinking Maps training led to significant gains in student progress.

Concourse Village Elementary

New York

Concourse Village Elementary School (CVES), a New York City Pre-K5 school, went from single-digit proficiency levels to top ten performance with Thinking Maps.

Lake County

Florida

Lake County uses Thinking Maps to build student-owned learning strategies that they can take with them anywhere. As a result, they are reaching new levels of achievement.

West Belden

Illinois

West Belden, a K-8 Chicago International Charter School, uses Thinking Maps as a foundation for their personalized approach to instruction.

Kenilworth Elementary

Arizona

At Kenilworth, Thinking Maps was the centerpiece of a whole-school transformation experience that took the school from struggling to a "Super Cool School!"

Cherry Creek School District

Colorado

Thinking Maps and Path to Proficiency helped Cherry Creek School District accelerate language and writing proficiency for English Language Learners (ELLs).

Magnolia School District

California

When Magnolia School District needed a better way to develop writing proficiency, Write from the Beginning…and Beyond was the key to empowering students of all backgrounds.

Friendship Elementary

Texas

Lasting school change requires ongoing professional development and support. At Friendship Elementary, the Thinking Maps Learning Community (TMLC) supports school transformation.

Patriot Elementary

Florida

At Patriot Elementary, the hallways are filled with colorful Thinking Maps—and students have gone from passive learners to an active learning community.