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ERIC Number: ED561851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 114
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-2104-4
The Effects of Clickers on Math Achievement in 11th Grade Mathematics
Lynch, Lucinda Ann
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
Due to the increased access of Pods, Internet, games and communication devices, teachers are finding that students are less receptive to traditional teaching methods. One rural Northeast Georgia high school purchased a wireless student response system, "clickers," for teachers to use to engage students. The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of clickers increased student achievement in mathematics. Guiding this study was Dewey's theory of experiential learning, which posits that students actively involved in their learning perform better and learn more. The research guiding question determined differences in math achievement scores between 11th grade students who were taught using clickers and 11th grade students who were taught without using clickers. A pretest/posttest quasi-experimental design was used to compare achievement between a clicker class and a nonclicker class. Scores were analyzed using one-way analysis of covariance. Pretest scores were used as the covariates. According to study results, there was no statistical difference in achievement for the 2 classes. With enduring problems in education finance and the need for accountability, the findings from this study could be used by educational administrators to make decisions to invest in other technologies that could improve test scores and lead to positive social change. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 11; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia