Interactive math software shows results

Interactive math software shows results

Students using the I CAN Learn® Instructional Improvement System (IIS) “scored higher on the assessment of pre-algebra and algebra skills than students in traditional math classrooms,” according to an independent, peer-reviewed study.

The report, "Technology’s Edge: The Educational Benefits of Computer-Aided Instruction," was conducted by scholars from Princeton University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It was published in The American Economic Journal and concludes that by using the I CAN Learn® IIS:

* Schools can close the achievement gap by nearly one-third on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), particularly in low-income and high minority schools;

* Students can learn 1.5 years of Algebra content in one year; and

* Districts can improve test scores and save money, as the system costs less than it would to reduce class size from 25 to 15 students.

The What Works Clearinghouse February 2010 review of the study termed it a " well-implemented randomized controlled trial."

Last year, after reviewing the performance of over 16,000 students using the I CAN Learn® system in the classroom and on high-stake state tests, the What Works Clearinghouse rated the system as having a postivie effect on student performance.