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ERIC Number: ED234062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Longitudinal Evaluation of the C/A/I Computer Assisted Instruction Title I Project, 1979-1982.
Metrics Associates, Inc., Chelmsford, MA.
The Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) Project, from the Merrimack Education Center, is an alternative, supplementary approach to providing reading, mathematics, and language arts instruction in local schools. Beginning in 1979, a 3-year project was begun to determine whether the addition of a CAI System to regular Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I programs in reading and mathematics would result in superior student achievement gains compared with those observed for Title I students who had not been exposed to CAI. Normal curve equivalent gain scores on the Metropolitan Achievement Tests (Metro 78) Survey Component, Basic Battery were used in all analyses. Two-way analysis of variance was the analytical model employed with treatment (CAI or Non-CAI) and grade level as main effects for data from each of the 3 years. Results showed a clear, and usually significant, effect attributable to the CAI treatment for both reading and mathematics throughout the 3-year period. In the third year, results for both reading and mathematics were significant. No interaction between treatment and grade level was found, though grade level was often a significant effect. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metrics Associates, Inc., Chelmsford, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Achievement Tests