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Author Daugherty, Lindsay, author

Title Analysis of costs in an algebra I curriculum effectiveness study / Lindsay Daugherty, Andrea Philips, John F. Pane, Rita Karam
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2012


Description 1 online resource (62 pages)
Series Report
Technical report (Rand Corporation)
Contents Introduction -- Data and Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix: Example of Survey Instrument Administered to Districts Implementing Both Curricula
Summary In an ongoing study, RAND researchers are evaluating the effectiveness of Carnegie Learning⁰́₉s Cognitive Tutor Algebra I (CTAI) curriculum, a technology-based curriculum that combines classroom instruction with individualized instruction by a computer-based tutor. While the effectiveness of the curriculum in raising student achievement is the main focus of the study, the affordability of the curriculum is another factor that districts may wish to consider in deciding whether to adopt it; so, as a complement to the effectiveness study, the authors of this report examined the costs of implementing the CTAI curriculum and comparison algebra I curricula. The authors report on the per-student costs for each curriculum in three categories: materials, which include textbooks and software; software implementation resources, such as computers; and teacher training. They find that, overall, adoption of the CTAI curriculum was likely to cost a district significantly more than what was typically spent on the other algebra I curricula used by participating schools
Notes "RAND Education."
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource
Subject Algebra -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Costs
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Form Electronic book
Author Phillips, Andrea (Andrea R.), author.
Pane, John F., author
Karam, Rita, author
Rand Education (Institute)
Rand Corporation.
Institute of Education Sciences (U.S.)
ISBN 9780833079398