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New evidence on the effect of computerized individualized practice and instruction on language skills

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This paper provides new evidence on the effect of computerized individualized practice and instruction on language skills, more specifically on spelling. An individually randomized experiment among 7th grade students in the Netherlands is developed to study the effect of an adaptive digital homework tool on spelling performance. Using an instrumental variable approach to control for actual use of the digital tool, we show that there are small positive effects of practicing with an adaptive digital tool for spelling for 7th grade students. Effects are largest for low-performing students.

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  • computerized practice, individualization, language, randomized field experiment, secondary education, spelling, STRUGGLING READERS, PROGRAM
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-449
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018