Oefent een leerling meer door niveaudifferentiatie? Het effect van data-gestuurde differentiatie op leerinspanning en de rol van eerder behaalde cijfers

Translated title of the contribution: Does a student practice more by level differentiation? The effect of data driven differentiation on learning effort and the role of previously obtained figures

N. van Halem*, C. P. B. J. van Klaveren, I. Cornelisz

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Abstract

While computer-based differentiation is increasingly common in education, no actual evidence on the effects on the learning process is established yet. This study investigates the effect of data-driven differentiation on students' learning activity, and its relation with obtained summative grades. This study takes place over the course of one school year, in the context of the lower grades of secondary education and the courses biology, economics, and history. Students were randomly assigned to data-driven differentiation within an existing digital learning environment. Analyses were disaggregated into quartiles of students average achievement level and based on a longitudinal hierarchical regression model (N = 606), yielding the proportion of variance between and within students (over time). Results suggest that datadriven differentiation positively affects learning activity amongst certain - mostly high-achieving - students. Future research is required in order to fully explain these results and optimise datadriven differentiation in education.

Translated title of the contributionDoes a student practice more by level differentiation? The effect of data driven differentiation on learning effort and the role of previously obtained figures
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)182-195
Number of pages14
JournalPedagogische Studiën
Volume94
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Data-driven differentiation
  • adaptive
  • practice software
  • learning activity
  • summative assessment
  • field experiment
  • ACHIEVEMENT
  • INSTRUCTION
  • EFFICACY
  • BELIEFS

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