ERIC Number: ED324110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Using Computer-Assisted Instruction To Improve Basic Skills in Second and Fourth Grades.
A practicum intervention designed to improve the basic skills of second and fourth graders by means of computer-assisted instruction was implemented. The intervention focused on improving students' mathematics and writing scores on the Student State Assessment Test (SSAT), a test administered state-wide to third and fifth graders every year. Staff development activities, administrative and supervisory activities, and student and classroom activities were implemented concurrently. Staff development activities focused on increasing teachers' knowledge of computers and computer-assisted instruction. Administrative and supervisory activities concentrated on establishing the target group and developing a computer-assisted instructional program that would insure that students mastered required skills. Student and classroom activities involved at least two 30-minute sessions in the computer laboratory with a computer aide and use of the computer in the classroom. Results of the SSAT indicated that the program was not effective in remediating students' deficient skills. Mastery in the context of the computer laboratory did not always transfer to testing. Teachers did not demonstrate commitment to the program. Related materials, including survey instruments, and an annotated bibliography of 19 citations are provided. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Educational Specialist Practicum Report, Nova University. Appendices G, J, and K will not reproduce well due to extremely small, filled/broken print.