ERIC Number: ED378044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Effectiveness of Computer Assisted Instruction Supplemental to Classroom Instruction on Achievement Growth in Courses of Basic and Intermediate Algebra.
Ford, Barbara A.; Klicka, Mary Ann
Four classes (n=53) of Basic Algebra and five classes (n=50) of Intermediate Algebra in a community college setting were randomly assigned to sections either using or not using computer assisted instruction (CAI) supplemental to classroom instruction. Based on standardized pre- and posttest scores, students using supplemental CAI in Basic Algebra had significantly higher achievement growth than students not using supplemental CAI. In the Intermediate Algebra classes, there were no significant differences in achievement growth. However, it was determined that there were significant differences in pre-test scores between the Intermediate Algebra experimental and control groups. When an analysis of covariance was used to account for these initial significant differences, the results approached significance. Further use and study of different types of CAI in a variety of mathematics courses is encouraged. Contains 10 references. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bucks County Community Coll., Newtown, PA.