NLP AR FY21 FINAL - Flipbook - Page 5
Selected “Best Digital Tool for
Teaching and Learning” by
the American Association of
NLP’s browser-based platform designed for
students in grades 6-12 helps prepare the next
generation to easily identify misinformation.
During the 2020-21 school year, after
completing Checkology lessons:
Eight in 10 (81%)
students could correctly identify
the five freedoms protected by the
Nearly two-thirds (61%)
of students could correctly identify
the traits of quality journalism.
More than 2x
the number of students could
demonstrate an understanding of
the watchdog role of the press.
Almost 4 in 5 (79%)
of students reported that they
were more inclined to engage in
one or more civic activities.
states + D.C.
NLP counted some of the country’s largest school
districts among our Checkology partners: statewide
districts in Hawaii, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Iowa, and
17 individual school districts, including New York City,
Los Angeles and Chicago — the nation’s three largest.
Notably, we are seeing Checkology used by more
educators in geographic areas that represent the full
political and ideological spectrum, from Birmingham,
Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee; and Lexington, South
Carolina to Brookline, Massachusetts; Spokane,
Washington, and numerous other cities, counties,
states and regions.
NLP also saw tremendous
growth in content for
Checkology over the last
year. This included publishing
a new two-part lesson
on conspiratorial thinking; creating an enhanced
resource library for educators, including lesson plans,
classroom activities, posters and infographics, quizzes
and more; and assessing Checkology’s alignment with
over 130 distinct English Language Arts, social studies
and library program TEKS standards.