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DateTuesday, December 8, 2009
Time11:00 am
LocationGS 906
SpeakerFederico Cirett Galan
TitlePhD Student - Oral Qualifying Exam
AffiliationComputer Science, University of Arizona

Data mining records of an ITS used by English Learners and English Primary Students

Problem solving was compared for English Learners and English Primary students who had used an algebra-readiness ITS. Data records for word problems solved by students in both language groups were located and compared. Clusters of strategies were formed and compared for both language groups. Results indicated that English Learners were less likely to answer correctly, had more incorrect answer attempts and took longer on each problem. Differences between English Learners and English Primary students were most apparent on word problems with challenging English text.