Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Cristina Lindquist

Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil

Abstract

This Interactive Qualifying Project involved the design and fulfillment of a study pertaining to the education of eighth-grade math students by computer-based tutoring (the ASSISTments system). The experiment evaluated the effect of combining mastery learning with retesting and relearning in an experimental group compared to control that receives only mastery training. Data produced by the study shows that by using the ASSISTments program to retest students they are capable of gaining significantly greater retention than control while requiring less educator involvement.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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