In this paper, we analyze the effect on student learning of introducing Mastery Learning into the Intelligent Tutoring System ASSISTment. 8th grade students at a local middle school were divided into groups and given a pre and post test for several math units, with one group or the other doing Mastery Learning exercises in between for each unit. We found that overall, students in the experimental group improved significantly more between the pre and post tests than did those in the control. Additionally, we found that those students with lower self-discipline and knowledge benefited the most from Mastery Learning.
, Heffernan, Neil T.
(2010). Mastery Learning and Its Effect in ASSISTment. .
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