In Part I, published last month, we presented a successful classroom implementation plan for integrating educational software into elementary school classrooms. Implementing educational software successfully into classrooms is an essential prerequisite to achieving the second goal of the present research-evaluating how much students learned by using specific software programs. In Part II, we will measure how effective eight software programs were at teaching fifth grade students new fraction concepts and spelling words. In addition, we will examine the validity of teacher and student software ratings based on the effectiveness of each program.
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This article first appeared as Jolicoeur, K., & Berger, D. E. (1988). Implementing educational software and evaluating its academic effectiveness: Part II. Educational Technology, 28(10), 13-19.