**ERIC Number:**ED566735

**Record Type:**Non-Journal

**Publication Date:**2016-Jun

**Pages:**39

**Abstractor:**ERIC

**Reference Count:**129

**ISBN:**N/A

**ISSN:**N/A

Cognitive Tutor®. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

What Works Clearinghouse

"Cognitive Tutor"® is a secondary mathematics curriculum developed by Carnegie Learning that focuses on how students think about and learn mathematics. Teachers facilitate student learning as students acquire and apply new information and discuss their work. The curriculum can be implemented using a textbook, adaptive software, or combination of textbook and software activities. This What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) intervention report focuses on studies of all "Cognitive Tutor"® secondary courses, which include: "Algebra I," "Algebra II," and "Geometry," as well as "Integrated Math I," "II," and "III," a three-course series that integrates numeric, algebraic, geometric, and statistical content. WWC identified six studies of "Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I" and one study of "Cognitive Tutor® Geometry" that both fall within the scope of the Secondary Mathematics topic area and meet WWC group design standards. Two studies of "Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I" meet WWC group design standards without reservations, and four studies of "Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I" meet WWC group design standards with reservations. Together, these six studies included 12,840 students in grades 8-13 in 118 locations. The one study of "Cognitive Tutor® Geometry" also meets WWC group design standards with reservations. This study included 669 students in grades 9-12 in eight locations. The following are appended: (1) Research details for: Cabalo et al. (2007), Ritter et al. (2007), Campuzano et al. (2009), Pane et al. (2014), Shneyderman (2001), Wolfson et al. (2008), and Pane et al. (2010); (2) Outcome measures for each domain; (3) Findings included in the rating for studies of: "Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I" for the algebra domain, "Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I" for the general mathematics achievement domain, and "Cognitive Tutor® Geometry" in the geometry domain; and (4) Description of supplemental findings of "Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I" for the general mathematics achievement domain. A glossary of terms is included.

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Intervention, Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Textbooks, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Tests

What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail: info@whatworks.ed.gov; Web site: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc

**Publication Type:**Reports - Evaluative

**Education Level:**Secondary Education

**Audience:**N/A

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**N/A

**Authoring Institution:**Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; What Works Clearinghouse (ED)

**Identifiers - Location:**Florida; Hawaii; Maryland (Baltimore); Oklahoma; Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)

**Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys:**Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test

**IES Funded:**Yes

**Grant or Contract Numbers:**EDIES13C0010