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Technology with high school students

Overview

  • Influence: Technology with high school students
  • Domain: Technology, School, and Out-of-School Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Technology
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Likely to have positive impact
  • Influence Definition: The use of various computer technologies in the teaching of high school or secondary students.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 9
  • Number of studies: 681
  • Number of students: 34,211
  • Number of effects: 760
  • Effect size: 0.30

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Journal of Educational Technology System Kulik, Kulik, & Bangert-Drowns Effectiveness of technology in precollege mathematics and science teaching 1983 ICT on high school students 51 0 51 0.32
The Journal of Educational Research Kulik, Schwalb, & Kulik Programmed instruction in secondary education: A meta-analysis of evaluation findings. 1982 ICT with high school students 97 0 97 0.36
Journal of Educational Psychology Kulik, Bangert & Williams Effects of computer-based teaching on secondary school students 1983 ICT on secondary students 51 0 51 0.32
Conference Paper Bangert-Drowns USA Meta-Analysis of Findings on Computer-Based Education with Precollege Students 1985 ICT with pre-college students 74 0 74 0.33
Journal of Computer-Based Instruction Bangert-Drowns, Kulik & Kulik USA Effectiveness of Computer-Based Education in Secondary Schools 1985 ICT in high school schools 42 0 42 0.26
American Educational Research Journal Kulik & Kulik Effects of ability grouping on secondary school students: A meta-analysis of evaluation findings 1994 ICT in high schools 97 0 97 0.32
Journal of Educational Computing Research Christmann, Badgett & Lucking USA Microcomputer-based computer-assisted instruction within differing subject areas: A statistical deduction. 1997 ICT in high schools 27 3,694 27 0.21
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Christmann & Badgett USA Progressive comparison of the effects of computer-assisted instruction on the academic achievement of secondary students. 1999 ICT in high schools 11 5,020 11 0.28
Computers & Education Schmid, Bernard, Borokhovski, Tamim, Abrami, Surkes, Wade & Woods Canada The effects of technology use in postsecondary education: A meta-analysis of classroom applications. 2009 Technology in high schools 231 25,497 310 0.28
TOTAL/AVERAGE 681 34,211 760 0.30

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 4 5 4 4 4
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