ERIC Number: ED475145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Discourse Technology: An Evaluation of Math Technology and Proficiency Scores for Worthington City Schools.
Perkins, Jennifer; Gilman, David A.
The Worthington City School District, Worthington, Ohio, purchased, through Mind Surf software, a mathematics software program for two of their four middle schools. Each student was given a keyboard at the beginning of class. If the entered answer is correct, the student sees a green light on the keyboard. An incorrect answer lights a red light, and the student may not proceed until the green light is earned. Because the keyboards are numbered, the teacher can track the progress of each student. The school district hoped that this discourse technology would improve the student's scores on the Ohio mathematics proficiency test. Students in the discourse technology class are those identified as at-risk for failing the eighth grade mathematics proficiency test. Results for the past 5 years, for roughly 800 students each year, show that students who use the technology have benefited and the district's test scores have improved. The cost of the software is high, but student achievement has risen. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio