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ERIC Number: ED371752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Pages: 28
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Efficacy of Computer Assisted Instruction in the Areas of Math Application and Reading Comprehension.
Williams, Gertrude Rebecca
The purpose of this research was to determine whether a computer assisted instruction (CAI) program increased the reading and math standardized test scores for selected sixth grade high risk students in a rural school district. Fifty-four randomly selected students' scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) Series were compared before and after CAI with the Computer Curriculum Corporation (CCC) software. The students received two 20-minute sessions a week in the CAI lab: Ten minutes were used for math and ten for reading. This particular software provided immediate feedback and allowed students to work at their own pace. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the reading comprehension scores with no difference in the area of math application. The conclusions drawn from this research are that in order for CAI programs to be successful, they must be closely monitored for the individual student's progress and time in the CAI lab, and teachers should be aware of the CAI curriculum in order to help supplement student needs. (Contains 21 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests