ERIC Number: ED477130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
NovaNet Student Outcomes, 2001-2002.
Harlow, Kristin; Baenen, Nancy
NovaNet is an individualized, computer-based instruction program that is used in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, for high school course credit, remediation, and enrichment. NovaNet was first used in WCPSS in 1996, and in 1999 WCPSS received a 3-year federal grant to expand the use of NovaNET to all high schools. In the 2001-2002 school year, Nova NET students earned significantly higher grade point averages and fewer Fs than before participating in NovaNET. NovaNET Students did not show significantly greater gains than students in a comparison group that had similar demographic and academic characteristics; however, analyses revealed that the two groups differed somewhat in terms of prior suspensions, so results should be interpreted with caution. Some schools had much greater participation and student success than others. Strategies used by successful NovaNET programs include individualizing coursework, supplemental counseling and behavior modification, selecting the most appropriate students, requiring students to sign a contract promising to complete the course, and giving offline assignments to supplement NovaNET. Extending successful school practices to all schools could increase overall program impact. (Contains 29 figures.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.