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Computer-Assisted Instruction in Early Literacy for African American, Economically Disadvantaged Children

, , , Waterford Research Institute, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 26, Number 2, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study explores the efficacy of the Waterford Early Reading program (ERP) for teaching kindergarten and first grade students’ early reading concepts. Students attended 3 elementary schools in Alabama. The treatment group used the software program whereas the control group did not use the software. Analyses revealed a significant treatment effect for kindergarten and first grade students. These results indicate that the use of a computerized adaptive software program such as ERP could have a big impact on students’ reading gains.

Citation

Shamir, H., Feehan, K. & Yoder, E. (2017). Computer-Assisted Instruction in Early Literacy for African American, Economically Disadvantaged Children. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 26(2), 179-192. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).