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ERIC Number: ED508881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review of the Report "Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products: Findings for Two Student Cohorts"
What Works Clearinghouse
"Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products: Findings for Two Student Cohorts" examined the effects of ten reading and mathematics software products on student achievement. The study analyzed data on more than 11,000 students in 400 classrooms and was conducted in 23 primarily urban, low-income school districts. The number of students in the analysis of each curriculum ranged from about 600 to about 2,600. The study found a positive, statistically significant effect for one of the six reading products examined ("LeapTrack[R]", 4th grade). The estimated effect size was 0.09, equivalent to moving a student from the 50th to the 54th percentile of reading achievement. None of the four math products examined demonstrated significant effects on student achievement. The research described in this report is consistent with What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. [The following study is the focus of this "Quick Review": Campuzano, L., Dynarski, M., Agodini, R., & Rall, K. (2009). "Effectiveness of reading and mathematics software products: Findings from two student cohorts" (NCEE 2009-4041). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education (ED504657).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 4; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes