ERIC Number: ED234119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Longitudinal Evaluation of the Computer Assisted Instruction, Title I Project, 1979-82.
Lavin, Richard J.; Sanders, Jean E.
The Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) Project is an alternative, supplementary approach to providing reading, mathematics, and language arts instruction in schools in six northeastern Massachusetts communities. The CAI activities are provided as a supplement to instruction in Title I/Chapter I programs. Beginning in 1979, a 3-year research study was carried out to investigate whether computer learning could improve relevant test scores on standardized achievement tests, specifically the Metropolitan Achievement Test. A quasi experimental research design was utilized, with an experimental group (those receiving CAI in addition to regular instruction) and a comparison group (those receiving only regular instruction). Results showed CAI drill and practice to be effective when used to supplement classroom instruction. Particularly positive were the mathematics achievement gains of CAI students in all grades, as compared to students in the comparison group. Significant gains were also recorded for reading instruction. This report provides the results of the program's longitudinal evaluation, including extensive statistical data on student performance. (GC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Merrimack Education Center, Chelmsford, MA.
Authoring Institution: Metrics Associates, Inc., Chelmsford, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Achievement Tests