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1 The Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Instruction in Math Jeffrey Hildebrandt Educational Consultant/Content Specialist I CAN Learn® Education Systems To hear this webinar you will need to choose your audio mode. Go to the control panel in the upper right corner of your screen and click the button of how you will be listening. Your choices: Use telephone Use mic & speakers If using mic & speakers make sure your volume is turned up so you can hear If using the telephone Dial: 773-945-1011 Access Code: 596-034-444 Audio PIN: unique PIN shown in audio control panel on screen Technical difficulties? Contact (518) 399-2776. All participants are on mute.

2 Webinar Guidelines All participants are on mute during the entire webinar. Presentation portion will be 45 minutes Questions and Answers portion will be 15 minutes To ask a question type it in the question control panel in the upper right corner of your screen. Content questions will be answered in the order they were received at the end of the webinar presentation. We will send you a follow up email with the PowerPoint presentation and helpful resources

3 The Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Instruction in Math

4 A MATH Problem Strong math foundation is the cornerstone of a child's education Achievement in math is the gateway to higher education and access in STEM careers Math is still a difficult subject area to staff and an Achievement Gap still persists Need creative, effective ways to teach math more effectively, meet AYP goals and close the gap

5 Challenging Factors All students deserve equity Resources not fairly allocated Shortage of qualified teachers Teachers teaching out of subject without adequate training Achievement Gap extends beyond economic disadvantaged to include ESL and SWD in order to "raise the floor"

6 A MATH Solution I CAN Learn® serves as a complete full curriculum Instructional Improvement System (IIS) proven to work at scale in independent scientifically based research studies demonstrated ability to address challenges to equity and achievement in math

7 How the I CAN Learn® Program Works Full curriculum IIS delivering standards- based mathematics instruction Works on multiple OS platforms and hardware configurations Scalable as needed to meet school or district needs Custom curriculum alignment to state, district and school standards High-stakes test prep

8 The I CAN Learn® Program Database of over 500 lessons Fundamentals of Math - 121 lessons, over 40 hours of instructional video Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry - 424 lessons, over 120 hours of instructional video Primary Components Student Courseware – one to one self- paced correlated CAI Classroom Explorer® Class Management System (CMS) - progress, reports, administrative tasks

9 The I CAN Learn® Student Courseware CAI teaches curriculum via multimedia presentations Gives mathematical foundation of a math concept Brings to life the real-world application of a math concept Content presented with clarity not feasible without the use of technology

10 Pretest Warm-Up Presentation I CAN Learn ® Tutor (Guided Practice) Independent Practice (IP) Journal Quiz Cumulative Tests/Reviews Problem Set of the Day The I CAN Learn® Program Flow

11 Classroom Explorer® CMS Used exclusively by the teacher Real-time assessment Identify students needs Resource allocation Efficient learning environment

12 Classroom Explorer® CMS primary interface Establish lesson orders Customize grading scales Tailor lesson difficulty to address student needs Assign and grade reinforcement exercises Monitor progress

13 Assessment components Universal Math Assessment initial diagnostic test Develop individualized instruction plans Diagnostic reviews Cumulative tests Closure quizzes for each lesson

14 Gradebook Up to the minute overview of class, student progress Actual student responses Data-driven instruction Additional needs identified - extra help or "hold no child back"

15 Class-wide trends Identify trouble with a particular concept Grade reports and attendance Remote reporting of data on a student, school or district level Reports

16 Meeting the Challenges of the Modern Classroom CAI introduces technology into the classroom Elevates and standardizes the quality of instruction Delivers same content and a consistent level of instruction to all students Addresses schools suffering from staff shortages/teachers teaching out of field Allow teachers to focus on students needs Ensures equitable distribution of resources

17 Educational Benefits of CAI Randomized Control Trial (RCT) at scale - Princeton University/Federal Reserve Bank 2009 3 states, 3 school districts, 17 schools, 3541 students, 60 teachers Study targeted Pre-Algebra and Algebra skills

18 Technologys Edge Students randomly assigned to CAI scored higher than students randomly assigned to traditional instruction Effectiveness due to increased individualized instruction Effectiveness seen with students in larger classes and classes with higher absentee rates Cost-effective alternative to reducing class size

19 At-scale RCT involved at-risk and minority students 1/2 grade levels of increased mastery of Pre-Algebra/Algebra content Closed the achievement gap by 1/3 on the NAEP Test Salient Findings from American Economic Journal

20 Meet Your AYP Goals Case Study - Williamsport Area School District, PA Increased achievement measured on state assessment PSSA Student achievement among ALL groups EDs improved from ~32% proficient or advanced to ~78%

21 I CAN Learn ® Math in Pennsylvania Williamsport Area School District, 2006

22 Program Impact in LAUSD Implemented 2005 in two low performing middle schools Northridge Middle School Sepulveda Middle School

23 Results: Los Angeles Unified School District

24 Sustained Results: LAUSD

25 Algebra IS the Gateway Foundation of STEM careers Increased high school graduation Career and College readiness Test Prep

26 US Dept of Education: What Works I CAN Learn® designated as having Positive Effects - strong evidence of effectiveness Proven success in raising state-required ESEA high stakes test scores Aligned to Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Correlations to state standards and NCTM curriculum focal points

27 CAI for Teachers and Administrators Instructional Improvement Data System Data-driven instruction Assessment tools Accountability

28 Effective support for Effective Teachers Teacher trainings Professional Development Academy Custom curriculum alignments for ELL for IDEA for RTI

29 CAI: the I CAN Learn® Story Cost effective Designed for struggling math learners 5th grade to High School Geometry Focused on the Algebra gateway

30 Summary Equity through CAI Proven results Effective program Effective teachers

31 Further reading, studies and sources Technology's Edge: The Educational Benefits of Computer- Aided Instruction. By Lisa Burrow, Lisa Markman and Cecilia Rouse. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. February 2009. anandRouseJuly2008.pdf EETT Grant Evaluation: Year 2 report. Williamsport Area School District. September 2006. Lynn Zinn, ed.D., Lead Evaulator and James Bolton, Ph.D., Co-Evaulator. US Department of Educations What Works Clearinghouse study: Intervention: I CAN Learn® Algebra and Pre-Algebra. Published March 2009.


33 Questions and Answers with Jeff This is the end of the presentation portion. Submit questions at this time and stay on to hear the answers. If you are logging off, thank you for attending and we will email you with follow- up information. For more information

34 Thank you for attending! (518) 399-2776 | We will email you with follow-up information.

35 October 22-24, 2010 Washington, D.C. K-12 School Reinvention Symposium Where Best Practices Meet Next Practices

36 19 th Annual Model Schools Conference June 26-29, 2011 - Nashville Showcasing the nations most successful practices for improving student achievement and growth!

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