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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Technology with learning needs students

Overview

  • Influence: Technology with learning needs students
  • Domain: Technology, School, and Out-of-School Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Technology
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: The use of various computer technologies in the teaching of students with particular learning needs.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 5
  • Number of studies: 125
  • Number of students: 10,223
  • Number of effects: 152
  • Effect size: 0.54

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
The Journal of Special Education Schmidt, Weinstein, Niemic, & Walberg USA Computer-Assisted Instruction with Exceptional Children 1986 ICT with exceptional children 18 0 48 0.67
Computers & Education Seo & Bryant USA Analysis of studies of the effects of computer-assisted instruction on the mathematics performance of students with learning disabilities 2009 ICT with learning disabled 11 0 8 0.38
Unpublished Thesis McDermid USA A quantitative analysis of the literature on computer-assisted instruction with the learning-disabled and educable mentally retarded 1989 ICT on learning disabled and educable mentally retarded 15 0 15 0.57
Unpublished Thesis Ianno USA A Meta-Analysis of Research on the Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Reading Achievement of Learning-Disabled Students 1995 ICT on reading of learning disabled 23 0 23 0.31
Remedial and Special Education Kroesbergen & Van Luit USA Mathematics Interventions for Children with Special Educational Needs: A Meta-Analysis 2003 ICT and Math with special education 58 10,223 58 0.75
TOTAL/AVERAGE 125 10,223 152 0.54

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 3 3 3 2 3
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