The Impact of Increased Technology Integration on the Achievement of Students
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Type of Work33 pages
Action Research Paper
ProgramMasters of Education
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The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the impact of increased technology integration on the math achievement of students in a general education second-grade class. The study compared the spring MAP math scores of 19 second-graders that received traditional math instruction and 23 second-graders that received traditional math instruction supplemented with increased technology integration. For a period of 44 sessions over four months, students in the experimental group used the DreamBox math application in addition to traditional instruction from Pearson’s enVision math 2.0 curriculum. After taking the spring MAP math test, the mean score of the control group (mean=191.53, SD=11.81) did not differ significantly from the mean score of the experimental group (mean 187.26, SD= 14.89) [t(40)= 1.01, p = 0.32]. The results of the study failed to reject the null hypothesis, but suggested other possible benefits and dependent variables such as increased student motivation, engagement, and excitement. It is essential to continue exploring connections between the use of classroom technology and achievement.