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ERIC Number: ED499302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-26
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
I CAN Learn[R] Pre-Algebra and Algebra. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
The "I CAN Learn[R] Pre-Algebra" and "Algebra" computerized curricula are designed to cover mathematics and problem-solving skills for ethnically diverse, inner-city students in grades 6-12. The curricula are designed to equip students with the skills they need to meet district, state, and national math objectives through an interactive software program that teaches pre-algebra and algebra. The "I CAN Learn[R] Pre-Algebra" software program consists of 131 lessons, and "Algebra" of 181 lessons. The developer describes the curriculum software as meeting National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards and configurable to meet state and local grade-level expectations. One study of "I CAN Learn[R] Pre-Algebra" and "Algebra" met the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards and five more studies met WWC evidence standards with reservations. The six studies, which included more than 16,600 eighth- and ninth-grade students in middle and high schools in California, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana, compared the standardized math performance of students who used the "I CAN Learn[R]" system with that of students who used traditional curricula. The "I CAN Learn[R] Pre-Algebra" and "Algebra" curricula were found to have positive effects on math achievement. (Contains 11 tables and 9 footnotes.) [This publication was produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. The following studies are reviewed in this intervention report: (1) Kirby, P. C. (2006, October). "I CAN Learn[R] in Orleans Parish Public Schools effects on LEAP 8th grade math achievement, 2003-2004." (Available from ed-cet, Inc., 2301 Killdeer Street, New Orleans, LA 70122); (2) Kerstyn, C. (2001). "Evaluation of the I CAN Learn[R] mathematics classroom: First year of implementation (2000-2001 school year)." (Available from the Division of Instruction, Hillsborough County Public Schools, 901 East Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602); (3) Kerstyn, C. (2002, October). "Evaluation of the I CAN Learn[R] mathematics classroom: Second year of implementation (2001-2002 school year)." (Available from the Division of Instruction, Hillsborough County Public Schools, 901 East Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602); (4) Kirby, P. C. (2004, September). "Comparison of I CAN Learn[R] and traditionally-taught 8th grade general math student performance on the California Standards Test, Spring 2004." (Available from ed-cet, Inc., 2301 Killdeer Street, New Orleans, LA 70122); (5) Kirby, P. C. (2004a, November). "Comparison of I CAN Learn[R] and traditionally-taught 8th grade student performance on the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test." Unpublished manuscript; and (6) Kirby, P. C. (2005, January). "I CAN Learn[R] Algebra I in Catoosa County, Georgia." (Available from ed-cet, Inc., 2301 Killdeer Street, New Orleans, LA 70122).]
What Works Clearinghouse. PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail: info@whatworks.ed.gov; Web site: http://www.whatworks.ed.gov/
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana