iSTART-E

Reading comprehension strategy training for Spanish speakers

Kathryn S. McCarthy, Christian Soto, Cecilia Malbrán, Liliana Fonseca, Marian Simian, Danielle McNamara

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Abstract

Interactive Strategy Training for Active Reading and Thinking en Español, or iSTART-E, is a new intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that provides reading comprehension strategy training for Spanish speakers. This paper reports on studies evaluating the efficacy of iSTART-E in real-world classrooms in two different Spanish-speaking countries. In Study 1, Chilean high school students (n = 22) who practiced with iSTART-E showed significant gains on a standardized comprehension assessment (LECTUM) from pretest to posttest. In Study 2 (n = 85), Argentinian middle school students who practiced with iSTART-E showed greater gains on the ECOMPLEC.Sec comprehension test compared to those in control classrooms. Together these results suggest that iSTART-E is an effective means of enhancing Spanish speakers’ reading comprehension, with demonstrated transfer of training to standardized reading tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education - 19th International Conference, AIED 2018, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages215-219
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319938455
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 27 2018Jun 30 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10948 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/27/186/30/18

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Keywords

  • Intelligent tutoring
  • Reading comprehension
  • Spanish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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McCarthy, K. S., Soto, C., Malbrán, C., Fonseca, L., Simian, M., & McNamara, D. (2018). iSTART-E: Reading comprehension strategy training for Spanish speakers. In Artificial Intelligence in Education - 19th International Conference, AIED 2018, Proceedings (pp. 215-219). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10948 LNAI). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93846-2_39

iSTART-E : Reading comprehension strategy training for Spanish speakers. / McCarthy, Kathryn S.; Soto, Christian; Malbrán, Cecilia; Fonseca, Liliana; Simian, Marian; McNamara, Danielle.

Artificial Intelligence in Education - 19th International Conference, AIED 2018, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 215-219 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10948 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

McCarthy, KS, Soto, C, Malbrán, C, Fonseca, L, Simian, M & McNamara, D 2018, iSTART-E: Reading comprehension strategy training for Spanish speakers. in Artificial Intelligence in Education - 19th International Conference, AIED 2018, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 10948 LNAI, Springer Verlag, pp. 215-219, 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2018, London, United Kingdom, 6/27/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93846-2_39
McCarthy KS, Soto C, Malbrán C, Fonseca L, Simian M, McNamara D. iSTART-E: Reading comprehension strategy training for Spanish speakers. In Artificial Intelligence in Education - 19th International Conference, AIED 2018, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 2018. p. 215-219. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93846-2_39
McCarthy, Kathryn S. ; Soto, Christian ; Malbrán, Cecilia ; Fonseca, Liliana ; Simian, Marian ; McNamara, Danielle. / iSTART-E : Reading comprehension strategy training for Spanish speakers. Artificial Intelligence in Education - 19th International Conference, AIED 2018, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, 2018. pp. 215-219 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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