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Title:  WWC Quick Review of the Article "Technology's Edge: The Educational Benefits of Computer-Aided Instruction"
Description: The study examined whether the I CAN Learn computer-based curriculum is more effective than traditional classroom instruction at teaching pre-algebra and algebra concepts to middle- and high-school students.

The study included about 1,600 students in 15 high schools and two middle schools in three large urban school districts.

Math classrooms in each school were randomly assigned to use either the I CAN Learn program in a school computer lab or the traditional math curriculum in a regular classroom.

Students' math achievement was assessed on a 30-item pre-algebra and algebra test developed for this study and on standardized statewide math tests. The study assessed the program's effectiveness by comparing the test scores of the two instruction groups at the end of the school year.
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Cover Date: February 2010
Web Release: February 2, 2010
Publication #: WWC QREBC0210
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
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