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

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

Brief Paper ID: 33292
  1. Kyle R. Cheney
    University of Memphis
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    Scotty D. Craig
    University of Memphis
  3. Celia Anderson
    University of Memphis
  4. Anna Bargagliotti
    University of Memphis
  5. Arthur C. Graesser
    University of Memphis
  6. Allen Sterbinsky
    Jackson-Madison County School System
  7. Theresa Okwumabua
    University of Memphis
  8. Xiangen Hu
    University of Memphis

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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