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Study: Hybrid Algebra Program ‘Nearly Doubled’ Math Learning
Inside School Research| 6/20/13
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A Double Dose of Algebra
Education Next |Winter 2013
A new study funded by the U.S. Department of Education and carried out by RAND and ETS finds that students who used a math program that blends online learning with in-class instruction in algebra made significant gains. The two-year study was a randomized, controlled experiment carried out over two years.
A study published in Ed Next earlier this year looked at the impact of another approach to helping students master algebra. In that study, “double-dose” algebra, in which struggling students are given twice as much instructional time as they would normally receive, was found to have positive and substantial long-term impacts.