Term of Award

Spring 2014

Degree Name

ED.S in Instructional Technology

Document Type and Release Option

Education Specialist Paper (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Department

Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

Education Specialist Chair

Dr. Randal Carlson

Education Specialist Chair Email

rcarlson@georgiasouthern.edu

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if clickers would enhance learning through using clickers for assessments with second grade math students. The research was conducted in two second grade Math classes both consisting of 19 students in the third 6 weeks of the 2013-2014 school year. On the first day of the six weeks a pencil-paper pre-test consisting of 22 multiple choice questions was given to both the treatment and control groups. The data collected from the two second grade classes involved a pretest, posttest, and 4 chapter tests. The results of the ANCOVA showed no significant relationship between the pretest (covariate) and the Chapter 1 and Chapter 3 tests. There was a significant relationship between the pretest (covariate) and Chapter Test 2, Chapter Test 4 and the posttest. This required the use of an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) to eliminate the covariate (pretest) for Chapters 1 and 3. In this study the use of clickers during chapter test assessments did not affect the posttest score for any of the 4 chapter test scores therefore did not show enhanced learning through testing with second grade math students. Gains were made by both the treatment and control groups.


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