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Title:  Cognitive Tutor
Description: Carnegie Learning Curricula and Cognitive Tutor is a secondary math curricula that offers textbooks and interactive software to provide individualized, self-paced instruction based on student needs. The program includes pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. The WWC reviewed 27 studies that investigated the effects of Carnegie Learning Curricula and Cognitive Tutor on math performance for high school students. Three studies are randomized controlled trials that meet WWC standards without reservations, and three are randomized controlled trials or quasi-experimental designs that meet standards with reservations. Together, these six studies included 2,553 high school students from 39 schools. Based on these studies, the WWC determined that Carnegie Learning Curricula and Cognitive Tutor has mixed effects on mathematics achievement for high school students.
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Cover Date: January 2013
Web Release: January 28, 2013
Publication #: WWC IRMA88
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.
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