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Document Number: 10999

Does an Algebra Course with Tutoring Software Improve Student Learning? - Blending use of a conventional algebra textbook with tutoring software--Cognitive Tutor Algebra I--resulted in an overall increase in achievement equivalent to moving from the 50th percentile to the 58th. In a study which looked at algebra students in 73 high schools and 74 middle schools in seven states, improvements occurred in the second year, perhaps because teachers and schools needed time to implement CTAI effectively. The cost was about $70 more per student than a traditional textbook algebra course. (Rand, November 2013)...

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