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ERIC Number: ED595114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
An Efficacy Study of a Digital Core Curriculum for Grade 5 Mathematics
Shechtman, Nicole; Roschelle, Jeremy; Feng, Mingyu; Singleton, Corinne
Grantee Submission, AERA Open v5 n2 p1-20 Apr-Jun 2019
The Math Curriculum Impact Study was a large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the efficacy of a digital core curriculum for Grade 5 mathematics. Reasoning Mind's Grade 5 Common Core Curriculum was a comprehensive, adaptive, blended learning approach that treated schools implemented for an entire school year. The study was completed in 46 schools throughout West Virginia, resulting in achievement data from 1,919 students. It also included exploratory investigations of teacher practice and student engagement. The main experimental finding was a null result; achievement was similar in both experimental groups. The exploratory investigations help to clarify interpretation of this result. As educational leaders throughout the United States adopt digital mathematics curricula and adaptive, blended approaches, our findings provide a relevant caution. However, our findings are not generalizable to all digital offerings, and there is a continuing need for refined theory, study of implementation, and rigorous experimentation to advise schools.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A130400