Closing the Knowledge Gap in Mathematics among Sixth Grade Students using ALEKS

ID: 33292 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Kyle R. Cheney, Scotty D. Craig, Celia Anderson, Anna Bargagliotti, and Arthur C. Graesser, University of Memphis, United States
  2. Allen Sterbinsky, Jackson-Madison County School System, United States
  3. Theresa Okwumabua and Xiangen Hu, University of Memphis, United States

Tuesday, March 8 5:55 PM-6:15 PM Location: Edgewood

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Abstract: This paper reports the findings of a study using ALEKS, a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system, in an after-school program for 6th grade students. Findings indicate that after one school year of using the program, standardized test scores for African American and Caucasian students’ base knowledge in mathematics are no longer statistically different. Students in a control condition, who only received teacher-led instruction, did not show this change.


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