ERIC Number: ED538959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Reference Count: 2
A Study of the Effect of "Cognitive Tutor" on Long-Term Course Selections and Performance in the Maui School District
Empirical Education Inc.
The Maui Hawaii Educational consortium sought evidence for the effectiveness of the "Cognitive Tutor[R] (CT) program, published by Carnegie Learning, to help inform adoption decisions. The question being addressed specifically by the research in both years of previous studies was whether students in classes that use "CT" materials achieve higher standardized mathematics assessment scores, as measured by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) math test, than they would if they had been in a control classroom using the algebra or pre-algebra materials that were already in place. This report describes follow-on research to the algebra experiments. This study focused on student level math course progression and grade outcomes in the school year following their involvement in the algebra or pre-algebra studies. Appended are: (1) Course Ranking Development; (2) Data Sample; (3) Course Grade Scale; (4) Relationship between Course Level and Grade; (5) Impact of "CT" on Course Level (for statistical reviewer); (6) Impact of "CT" on Course Grade, Controlling for Course Level (for statistical reviewer); (7) Moderating Effect of Ethnic Background on Course Level; and (8) Moderating Effect of Ethnic Background on Course Grades. (Contains 4 figures and 9 tables.)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Algebra, Tutors, School Districts, Ethnicity, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Empirical Education Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii