ERIC Number: ED539156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug-7
Abstractor: As Provided
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Impact of TI MathForward on Mathematics Achievement for General Mathematics and Algebra I Students
Empirical Education Inc.
At Richardson Independent School District (RISD), 7th and 8th grade students who used TI MathForward achieved higher scores on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Mathematics than similar 7th and 8th grade students who used other mathematics programs during previous years. This study found evidence that the strongest application of MathForward was at grade 7 and a positive, but smaller, result was found for grade 8. The study also found that 9th grade Algebra i students who used MathForward scored lower than a similar group of 9th grade Algebra I students from previous years. While there is no evidence that 9th grade Algebra I students achieve higher after having participated more years in MathForward, students appear to achieve higher if their teachers have more experience using MathForward. (Contains 5 figures.)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Mathematics Achievement, Suburban Schools, Outcomes of Education, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Empirical Education Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Texas