ERIC Number: ED301442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Computer Assisted Instruction at St. Anne's School: The Second Year.
Clariana, Roy B.; Schultz, Charles W.
A WICAT Computer Assisted Instructional (CAI) System began operation at St. Anne Consensus School (Tennessee) in August, 1986. Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) scores for the years 1984 through 1988 for ten students in each of the grades 4th through 8th (as of May 1988) were analyzed. The average gain for all subjects during the two years before WICAT (pre October 1986) was 0.85 grade equivalents (G.Eq., national norm=1.00) per year; and the average gain for all subjects for the two years with WICAT (post October 1986) was 1.17 G.Eq. per year. Using a median split, students were grouped into high ability and low ability groupings. The high ability group showed an average pre-WICAT gain of 0.97 G.Eq. per year, and an average post-WICAT gain of 1.19 G.Eq. per year. The low ability group showed an average pre-WICAT gain of 0.72 G.Eq. per year, and an average post-WICAT gain of 1.15 G.Eq. per year. This result suggests that the WICAT CAI was beneficial for all students, but was particularly effective for students below the median. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Louisville, KY, November 7, 1988).