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Rex Boggs

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Registered: 12/6/04
software for remediation in the middle school
Posted: Jul 31, 1995 6:07 AM
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I have been asked by my boss to apply for funds for an investigative study
into effective approaches to remediation in numeracy in the lower secondary
school (primarily grades 8 and 9). The focus that I have been asked to
address is: intervention and remediation based on the use of computer
software packages.

In the application I need to:
* identify the cohort targeted;
* provide information on the methodology;
* provide information on instruments used for the collection of
pre-intervention and post-intervention data.

The definition of numeracy isn't stated, but presumably it is quite broad,
and would include much more than just arithmetic skills. The definition
probably doesn't extend as far as problem solving. I would target students
that have had little success in mainstream grade 8 and grade 9 classes, as
determined by semester results.

BTW, in Queensland we have a spiral course, so the kids do arithmetic,
algebra, financial maths, geometry and statistics over the course of the
year. Most kids in the study would be 12 or 13 years old.

I have very limited knowledge of what software is available in this area,
and what instruments are available for pre- and post test evaluation. I
would be grateful for any advice from folks that have knowledge in this area.

I am more interested in purchasing commercially available pre- and post
tests than producing my own (if such creatures exists).

Please write to me directly ( rather than to this
list. I will summarise the information that I receive at a later date. If
the funding is approved and the project goes ahead, I am happy to share the
results with interested persons.


Rex Boggs | High above the hushed crowd, | Rex tried to remain focused.
| Still, he couldn't shake one
Glenmore High School | nagging thought: He was an
Rockhampton, Quensland | old dog and this was a new
Australia | trick - Gary Larson

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