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Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products

NCEE 2009-4041
February 2009

First-Year Effects of Sixth Grade Technology Products

  • Effects on Test Scores Were Not Statistically Different from Zero. Overall math scores for students in treatment and control classrooms were 52.2 and 50.8, respectively (in normal curve equivalent units). The difference was not statistically different from zero.
  • School and Classroom Characteristics Were Not Related to Product Effects. Time of product use and other school and classroom characteristics were uncorrelated with product effects.