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PLATO
Middle School Mathematics

PLATO® Achieve Now was found to have no discernible effects on math achievement.

PLATO® Achieve Now is a software-based curriculum for the elementary and middle school grades that focuses on pre-algebraic concepts and includes content pertaining to rational numbers in related organizational patterns, proportion and percent, integers, probability, statistics, problem solving, geometry, measurement, and the foundational concepts of algebra I. Instructional content is delivered via the PlayStation Portable (PSPĀ®) system, allowing students to access learning materials in various settings. Software-based assessments are used to customize individual instruction, allowing students to learn at their own pace with content appropriate for their skill level.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
1
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Mathematics achievement No discernible effects 6 --

Last Updated: March 2010

Race

Black
40%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
42%
Not Hispanic
58%

Gender

Male: 47%
Female: 53%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

74%

Delivery Method

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Individual

Urbanicity

Rural
Suburban
Urban


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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