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Research & Rationale

Kagan Structures are scientifically research based as well as backed by classroom evidence from districts, schools, and teachers experiencing success with Kagan.

Kagan Structures integrate the most powerful principles from decades of research. Among the many positive findings of this field or research are improved academic achievement, improved ethnic and race relations, improved social skills and social relations, and increased liking for self, others, and school.

The Kagan Structures have proven themselves effective teaching and learning tools for cooperative learning, multiple intelligences, character education, language learning, and emotional intelligence. Below you will find links to research reviews, field data, success stories, and articles supporting the use of Kagan Structures.

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  • A Simple Bully Buster: Cooperative Learning
  • A Teacher Fosters Social Competence With Cooperative Learning
  • Achievement Still on the Rise At Catalina Ventura School
  • Anderson County Teachers Excel with Kagan
  • At Lehigh Senior High School, “It’s All About Engagement!”
  • Becoming Exemplary with Kagan
  • Caruthers Elementary Is on the Path to Achievement with Kagan
  • Closing the Achievement Gap
  • Closing the School Achievement Gap
  • Cooperative Chaos
  • Cooperative Learning is a Brain Turn-On
  • Cooperative Learning Structures Can Increase Student Achievement
  • Cooperative Learning Structures Improve Performance and Attitudes of High School Journalism Students
  • Cooperative Learning: Frequent Questions
  • Discipline Referrals Decrease Dramatically at Sage Elementary
  • Disengagement: Achievement Gaps, Discipline, and Dropout - Treating the Disease, Not Just the Symptoms
  • Earning A Grades with Kagan
  • Effect Size Reveals the Impact of Kagan Structures and Cooperative Learning
  • Effects of Communication on Student Learning
  • Endorsements from Educational Leaders
  • Endorsements from Kagan Practitioners
  • Engaged Learning
  • English Language Learning Workshop Survey Results
  • Every Child, Every Day at Waterway
  • Excellence & Equity
  • Fallibroome High School Is "Outstandingly Effective"
  • Foster Road Elementary is on the Road to Success with Kagan Structures
  • From Compartmentalization to Cooperation One District's Story
  • From Failing to the Top 5%
  • Impacts of Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures on Fifth-Graders' Mathematical Achievement
  • Increasing Student Participation, Interest, and Communication with Cooperative Learning Structures
  • Kagan and 4th Graders Make Beautiful Music Together
  • Kagan Cooperative Learning Creates Explosive Results in High School Chemistry
  • Kagan Implementation Surveys
  • Kagan Structures - Not One More Program, a Better Way to Teach Any Program
  • Kagan Structures Add Power To Corporate Classes
  • Kagan Structures and High School Algebra
  • Kagan Structures Decrease Disruptive Behavior
  • Kagan Structures Elevate High School Achievement
  • Kagan Structures Empower Teachers, and That Is a Beautiful Thing
  • Kagan Structures Increase Achievement at Catalina Ventura School
  • Kagan Structures: Research and Rationale
  • Kagan Structures: Research and Rationale in a Nutshell
  • Mills Hill School—A Journey Towards Success
  • Ripley Rising
  • Secondary School Education and Cooperative Learning: A Perfect Match
  • Student Comments on Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences Structures
  • Student Perceptions of Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures
  • Success in a Large District: One Administrator, One Teacher, One Student at a Time!
  • Teaching Japanese Students English with Kagan Structures
  • Ten Years Later
  • Test Scores Show Kagan Structures Work At Long Hill Elementary School
  • The Case For Student Centered Instruction Via Collaborative Learning Paradigms
  • The Essential 5: A Starting Point for Kagan Cooperative Learning
  • University Study Finds Random Student Selection Keeps Students Engaged
  • Walberta Park Elementary School Succeeds with Kagan Structures
  • Working Alone Won’t Get You Good Grades
  • You Will See Results!