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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: Access Code: Audio PIN: unique PIN shown in audio control panel on screen Technical difficulties? Contact (518) All participants are on mute.
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The Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Instruction in Math
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
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"
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
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
The I CAN Learn® Program Database of over 500 lessons Fundamentals of Math lessons, over 40 hours of instructional video Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry 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
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
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
Classroom Explorer® CMS Used exclusively by the teacher Real-time assessment Identify students needs Resource allocation Efficient learning environment
Assessment components Universal Math Assessment initial diagnostic test Develop individualized instruction plans Diagnostic reviews Cumulative tests Closure quizzes for each lesson
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"
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
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
Educational Benefits of CAI Randomized Control Trial (RCT) at scale - Princeton University/Federal Reserve Bank states, 3 school districts, 17 schools, 3541 students, 60 teachers Study targeted Pre-Algebra and Algebra skills
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
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
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%
I CAN Learn ® Math in Pennsylvania Williamsport Area School District, 2006
Program Impact in LAUSD Implemented 2005 in two low performing middle schools Northridge Middle School Sepulveda Middle School
Results: Los Angeles Unified School District
Sustained Results: LAUSD
Algebra IS the Gateway Foundation of STEM careers Increased high school graduation Career and College readiness Test Prep
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
CAI for Teachers and Administrators Instructional Improvement Data System Data-driven instruction Assessment tools Accountability
Effective support for Effective Teachers Teacher trainings Professional Development Academy Custom curriculum alignments for ELL for IDEA for RTI
CAI: the I CAN Learn® Story Cost effective Designed for struggling math learners 5th grade to High School Geometry Focused on the Algebra gateway
Summary Equity through CAI Proven results Effective program Effective teachers
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 anandRouseJuly2008.pdf EETT Grant Evaluation: Year 2 report. Williamsport Area School District. September 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
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