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ERIC Number: ED466208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Program Impact Based on Teacher Implementation and Student Performance.
Ruberg, Laurie F.
Twenty-one schools from the United States and Singapore participated in this evaluation of a high-school biology multimedia CD-ROM called BioBLAST[R]. Results include a summary of teacher descriptions of their curriculum-based justifications for using this software as well as a compilation of program features that teachers describe as facilitating successful implementation of new learning technologies. Analysis of teacher reports provides a profile of three types of strategies teachers used to implement the program. Analysis of student performance on pre/posttest shows how implementation strategies were associated with student gains in particular schools and classes. A comparison of student pre/posttest scores one year later with previous pre/posttest results suggests that changes in implementation strategies, teacher incentives, or a decrease in support services had a direct impact on student performance. Students with a wide range of prior knowledge were able to use the software and show performance gains appropriate to their knowledge level and experience. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/AEF)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 2966, Charlottesville, VA 22902 ($40, AACE members; $50, nonmembers). Tel: 804-973-3987; Fax: 804-978-7449; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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