Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Is Study Island just a craze? A comparison of student achievement test scores in math before and after a technology-integrated intervention
by Benthall, Shakeerah A., Ph.D., Capella University, 2015, 129; 3721702
Abstract (Summary)

The Study Island computer program is one of many highly used instructional programs in school districts nationwide; however, there is little independent research available that provides information about its impact on student achievement performance. This study used a descriptive comparative research design to compare the mean gain scores of the semester that students received math instruction with Study Island to mean gain scores of the semester that students did not receive math instruction with the program to determine if a significant difference exists between the two semesters. The test scores from a sample of 124 ninth-grade math students from an economically disadvantaged suburban school district in a southeastern state were used. The results concluded that the mean gain scores from pretest to posttest of the semester that students used the Study Island program were significantly higher than that of the semester that students did not use the program.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kuo-Newhouse, Amy
Commitee: Persky, Barry, Stabile, Christopher
School: Capella University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 77/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Mathematics education, Secondary education, Educational technology
Keywords: Constructivism, Math education, Student achievement, Study island, Technology in education, Technology-integration
Publication Number: 3721702
ISBN: 978-1-339-03399-0
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