ERIC Number: ED331484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Laser Learning Project (LLP): 1989-90.
Claus, Richard N.; And Others
In the spring of 1990, an evaluation was conducted of Saginaw, Michigan's Laser Learning Project (LLP), which was designed to provide eighth grade students with an alternative mathematics instructional program using specially designed curriculum and interactive video. It was hypothesized that participating students would not only achieve higher academic mathematics scores during the 6-week project, but would also adopt a more positive attitude towards mathematics. It was found that the students who participated in the experimental project had significantly better mathematics achievement scores on three of the four objectives studied than students in the traditional classes, but there was no difference in attitudes towards mathematics between the experimental and control groups. Based on the findings the following guidelines have been recommended: (1) use the interactive video system for review only; (2) due to the reading level of the text contained in the program, use the system in a high school setting; and (3) provide students with sufficient access to the system. A list of nine mathematics objectives defined as essential at the eighth grade level and statistical information from the study are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Educational Strategies, Grade 8, High Risk Students, Hypothesis Testing, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Video, Intermode Differences, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.