Web Based Math Instruction
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using web based math instruction on Florida assessment tests scores in 8th grade students. The paper explores whether web based instructions in the math genre is going to become dominant or not, whether this model will replace classroom teachers and the issues involved in the validity of the assessment model. The paper discusses web based assessment programs criteria and the expected outcomes of this form of instruction.
From the Paper:"Statistics indicate that reading tests in the FCAT have jumped in year 2001. With "Gove Elementary went from 45 percent to 60 percent passing. Morikami Park from 69 to 89; Rolling Green from 38 to 53; Roosevelt from 46 to 63; and Starlight Cove from 41 to 65. But on the other hand one also sees a decline in standard testing like "Highland Elementary and Hagen Road Elementary, last year's stars after they jumped from a D to an A, stumbled Tuesday. Hagen Road's passing rate in reading fell from 77 percent to 66 percent, while Highland's passing rate in math went from 82 percent to 73 percent. But those weren't the worst drops. At Grove Park, despite Saturday classes, reading fell from 66 percent to 55 percent. At Rosenwald, 47 to 35. Northmore, 45 to 34." [Flannery, 2001].
"With these successes and failures, it is imperative to question the State's announcement of including the 8th grade math to the FCAT Explorer. Previously, only fourth graders were using this instruction model. The inclusion of 8th grader means that the FCAT Explorer is widening its scope of interactive instructional model. The FCAT therefore have become a source of critical tool for students to acquire reading and math skills. According to Education Commissioner Charlie Crist's announcement, the Internet will eventually become the foundation for comprehensive assessment criteria. The rationale behind this was that "because the FCAT Explorer is delivered via the Internet, public school teachers, students, and parents can use the program from any computer with Internet access that meets minimum technical requirements.""
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