Impact of Intelligent Tutoring Systems on Mathematics Achievement of Underachieving Students

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The educational landscape has changed considerably in the past decade. The focus has shifted from using traditional teaching methods to integrating technology in today’s curricula. Much of the emphasis is on fostering 21st-century skills by using technology in new and innovative ways. Student engagement is a crucial component of learning. Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) are computer software that uses artificial intelligence to provide adaptive, customized learning based on students’ needs. This quasi-experimental research study explored the effect of ITSs, such as ALEKS, on underachieving students’ mathematics achievement among 8th-grade students. This research study compared the results of pretest and posttest between teacher-led instructions versus ALEKS -led instructions from the two consecutive years. During the first year, only McGraw’s curriculum “Reveal” was used with no use of ALEKS. In the second year, the school implemented ALEKS as a supplemental tool in a math support class for fifty minutes every other day for a year to provide instruction to struggling students along with McGraw’s curriculum “Reveal.” On the contrary, the findings of this study revealed that students who received teacher-led instructions showed greater mathematics achievement than those who used ALEKS-led instructions. This research also explored the challenges posed by using ITS in the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
EditorsElizabeth Langran, Amy Eguchi
Place of PublicationWaynesville
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-1-939797-61-2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2022
Event33rd International Conference: society for information technology and teacher education - Online, San Diego, United States
Duration: 11 Apr 202215 Apr 2022


Conference33rd International Conference
Abbreviated titleSITE 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Internet address


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