ERIC Number: ED191686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Computer-Assisted Instruction Credited with Raising Low Math Scores.
DelForge, Clarence; Bloeser, Alfred E.
Low scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills Mathematics Sub-Test went up considerably among students who made daily use of Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) at the Log Cabin Elementary School in Jackson County, North Carolina. Students who were in the lower 45% of a class in mathematics achievement were scheduled for daily ten-minute exposure to CAI, while the upper 55% of the pupils were given a ten-minute period with the computer once a week. The analysis shows that students in the lower 45% who participated daily, had greater gains than those who participated only once a week. The CAI program is credited with raising all mathematics scores, and is thought to account for the differences in amount of student improvement between the two pupil groups. (MP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Drills (Practice), Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Programed Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills