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Title: PAT Goes to College: Evaluating a Cognitive Tutor for Developmental Mathematics
Authors: Koedinger, Kenneih R
Suecker, Erika L. F.
Issue Date: Jul-1996
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Citation: Koedinger, K. R. & Suecker, E. L. (1996). PAT Goes to College: Evaluating a Cognitive Tutor for Developmental Mathematics. In Edelson, D. C. & Domeshek, E. A. (Eds.), International Conference on the Learning Sciences, 1996 (pp. 180-187). Evanston, IL, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
Abstract: This report describes an adaptation of the Practical Algebra Tutor, "PAT," for college-level developmental mathematics, and initial evaluations of PAT at two college sites. PAT is a software learning environment that presents students with real-world problem situations, modern mathematical representational tools to analyze these situations, and constant background support from a "cognitive tutor"-- an intelligent computer tutor based on the ACT theory of cognition. Previous classroom evaluations showed that high-school students using PAT outperformed students in regular classes by 15% on standardized tests, and by 100% on assessments of authentic problem-solving. In two colleges, PAT students performed more than 50% better than students in regular classes on a performance-based assessment. This assessment requires students to use mathematical representations to analyze a real-world problem situation. It captures the reform objectives of the PAT approach, which are consistent with new national standards for mathematics.
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