ERIC Number: ED222169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted Instruction and Compensatory Education: The ETS/LAUSD Study. The Final Report.
Ragosta, Marjorie; And Others
This report describes and discusses the results of a 5-year program evaluating the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for compensatory education of elementary school students. The report comprises seven parts: (1) an overview of the final report, in which project background, methodology, findings, and implications are summarized; (2) a descriptive study of CAI in compensatory education, in which the setting for the project, the acquisition and operation of the CAI systems, and various perspectives on CAI are discussed; (3) a description of the CAI curricula employed during the project, including accounts of the mathematics, reading, and language arts curricula, student time on computers, and student progress in CAI curricula; (4) an analysis of the effectiveness of CAI, in which research design and methodology, 1-year experimental studies, longitudinal studies, and treatment effects are discussed; (5) a descriptive review of longitudinal patterns of student attitudes toward the CAI curriculum; (6) an assessment of CAI as an instructional medium in the Los Angeles County Unified School District setting; and (7) an evaluation of the costs of CAI and a meta-cost-effectiveness analysis of educational intervention. (JL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Drills (Practice), Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Language Arts, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Teaching and Learning Program.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Los Angeles County Schools CA