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Blended Learning and Test Preparation Improve EOC Exam Scores for Initial Credit Students in Dallas ISD High School

October 03, 2016
Dallas Independent School District, TX

Do students who use Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses in addition to traditional classroom instruction (blended learning) perform the same as or better on end-of-semester exams than students in traditional classrooms not using Apex Learning digital curriculum?

Students using Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses in the Blended Learning English III classroom performed significantly better on ACP exams than students enrolled in the English III classes not using Apex Learning Courses (Appendix, Table 6). Figure 2 shows for English III ACP fall and spring exams combined, the average score on end-of-semester exams for students using Apex Learning Courses is equivalent to 22 percentile points greater than students not using Apex Learning Courses.

Do original credit students who use Tutorials in addition to classroom instruction perform the same or better than before using Tutorials on end-of-semester exams?

After using Tutorials, the average Algebra II performance of original credit students on the spring end-of-semester exam improved significantly from the fall end-of-semester exam (Appendix, Table 5). The average score on the spring exam is equivalent to 9 percentile points greater after using Tutorials than the average fall exam, administered before using Tutorials (ES=.24, p<.01). Figure 1 shows the average scores on the ACP Algebra II semester exams before and after using Tutorials.

Acerage ACP English III Standardized Scores

Average ACP Algebra II Scores