The efficacy of iSTART extended practice

Low ability students catch up

G. Tanner Jackson, Chutima Boonthum, Danielle McNamara

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

20 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

iSTART is an Intelligent Tutoring System designed to improve students' reading comprehension skills. iSTART was the main component in a long term experiment (across a full academic year) with 389 students who completed a pretest, interacted with iSTART for 6 months, and then completed a posttest. A new extended practice module was implemented, which provided students with repeated practice across a variety of texts. Analyses found improvement in performance for all students, and indicate that students' initial self-explanation abilities may differ, but these abilities improve and converge as a function of practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages349-351
Number of pages3
Volume6095 LNCS
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2010 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2010Jun 18 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6095 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period6/14/106/18/10

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Keywords

  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • long-term learning
  • reading comprehension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Cite this

Jackson, G. T., Boonthum, C., & McNamara, D. (2010). The efficacy of iSTART extended practice: Low ability students catch up. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 2 ed., Vol. 6095 LNCS, pp. 349-351). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6095 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13437-1_67

The efficacy of iSTART extended practice : Low ability students catch up. / Jackson, G. Tanner; Boonthum, Chutima; McNamara, Danielle.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6095 LNCS PART 2. ed. 2010. p. 349-351 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6095 LNCS, No. PART 2).

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

Jackson, GT, Boonthum, C & McNamara, D 2010, The efficacy of iSTART extended practice: Low ability students catch up. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 2 edn, vol. 6095 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 2, vol. 6095 LNCS, pp. 349-351, 10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 6/14/10. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13437-1_67
Jackson GT, Boonthum C, McNamara D. The efficacy of iSTART extended practice: Low ability students catch up. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 2 ed. Vol. 6095 LNCS. 2010. p. 349-351. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13437-1_67
Jackson, G. Tanner ; Boonthum, Chutima ; McNamara, Danielle. / The efficacy of iSTART extended practice : Low ability students catch up. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6095 LNCS PART 2. ed. 2010. pp. 349-351 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 2).
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