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How Geography and GIS improved Reading scores on standardized tests
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, Fairfield University, United States ; , Palm Beach County School District, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In a case study conducted with 1,425 middle school students in Palm Beach County, Florida, data from an experimental group in a GIS elective (256) and a comparable control group without GIS instruction (1,169), yielded increased standardized test scores in the GIS treatment group. Quantitative analyses on the standardized test scores indicated that inclusion of GIS in middle school curriculum had a significant effect on student achievement on both high stakes Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) reading scores. The most significant increases were found among English language learners (ELLs).

Citation

Alibrandi, M. & Goldstein, D. (2013). How Geography and GIS improved Reading scores on standardized tests. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4616-4619). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 25, 2019 from .