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Mastering Chemistry educator study evaluates learning resources

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Jo Nell Aarons Gillings
Miami Dade College

19-Oct-2018

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When Mastering was implemented, the instructor received positive feedback from students, and students who used different resources tended to have higher final exam scores. When asked about what they liked about Mastering one student said, "What I liked about Mastering was the relevance it had toward the material we experienced on the exams and in class."

Mastering Chemistry Impact Evaluation Study 2

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Ohio State University

25-Sep-2018

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This study was conducted by Pearson's Impact Evaluation Team as part of their efficacy reporting. SRI International conducted research at Ohio State University, comparing students who used Mastering Chemistry to students who used Sapling. In Fall 2016, use of Mastering Chemistry was associated with higher course performance than was use of Sapling in terms of final exam scores, course grades and passing the course. In Spring 2017, use of Mastering Chemistry was associated with higher course performance than was use of Sapling in terms of course grade and passing the course.

Mastering Biology Impact Evaluation Study

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25-Sep-2018

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This study was conducted by Pearson's Impact Evaluation Team as part of their efficacy reporting. In Spring 2017, Pearson set out to investigate the relationship between the use of Mastering Biology and academic performance. After conducting research with 106 students at a large four-year state university in Texas, researchers found that averaging 90% or better on their Mastering homework assignments was associated with a 9% increase in their exam scores.

Mastering Chemistry Impact Evaluation Study 1

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25-Sep-2018

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This study was conducted by Pearson's Impact Evaluation Team as part of their efficacy reporting. A study conducted by SRI International at a highly selective research university in California indicated a strong positive association between use of Mastering Chemistry and course performance. When controlling for prior achievement and demographic characteristics, the positive relationships between the number of problems attempted and the final exam and course scores were statistically significant. The majority of students reported that Mastering helped them come to class better prepared, have access to a greater variety of learning materials, and prepare for tests/quizzes.

Mastering Physics Impact Evaluation Study

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Penn State University

25-Sep-2018

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This study was conducted by Pearson's Impact Evaluation Team as part of their efficacy reporting. In 2015 and 2016, Pearson conducted an analysis of course data with Penn State University and found that students in Introductory Physics courses who did better on their Mastering Physics homework tended to perform better in course exams and external standardized assessments (FCI and BEMA). Penn State emphasized the importance of using Mastering homework for practice and learning rather than as a primary way to earn course credit.

MyLab Math Developmental Math Impact Evaluation Study 1

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25-Sep-2018

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This study was conducted by Pearson's Impact Evaluation Team as part of their efficacy reporting. In Fall 2015, Pearson conducted research across five US higher ed institutions and found that higher homework, quiz, and test scores in MyLab Math were related to a higher probability of passing the course, and the more a student engaged with MyLab homework (regardless of right or wrong answers), the more likely a student was to pass the course.

MyLab Statistics Impact Evaluation Study

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Maastricht University

25-Sep-2018

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This study was conducted by Pearson's Impact Evaluation Team as part of their efficacy reporting. Pearson conducted research with Maastricht University (Netherlands) using data collected in 2015 and found that higher exam scores were associated with higher scores on homework assignments and quizzes in MyLab Statistics.

MyLab educator study examines the impact of the Companion Study Plan in Developmental Math

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Brandi Winchester
J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College

14-Sep-2018

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Learn how one institution used the Companion Study Plan as the primary remediation tool and increased test scores.

MyLab Math educator study examines student success in Transitional Algebra

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Claudean Ellis
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

31-Aug-2018

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Learn how one institution uses a modular pathways approach to streamline objectives and allow their students to reach their college-level math courses in a single semester.

MyLab educator study examines the impact of Interactive Assignments on student success in Intermediate Algebra

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James Lee
College of Southern Nevada

20-Aug-2018

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James Lee wanted to create a flipped classroom setting that would benefit students, offering the opportunity for independent learning via MyLab Math and an interactive textbook, combined with in-class discussion and active assignments. The MyLab Interactive Assignments and exercise feedback allow students to master objectives prior to attending class, where Lee then solidifies that understanding with active in-class assignments. Data show that students who perform better on the Interactive Assignments perform better on other class assessments.

MyLab Accounting educator study examines student performance

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Joe Welker
College of Western Idaho

20-Aug-2018

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The majority of students (93%) scoring above average on MyLab assignments earned an A, B, or C as their final course grade, demonstrating mastery of course content. Students who completed most MyLab assignments earned higher average exam grades than students who skipped two or more MyLab assignments.

Pearson Inclusive Access study highlights increased outcomes

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Stephanie Duguid, Dean of Academic Instruction
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

15-Aug-2018

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Graduation rates have increased eight percentage points and retention rates have increased ten percentage points after the implementation of Pearson Inclusive Access. Student success rates in gateway mathematics courses have increased 17 percentage points with Inclusive Access in place. A comparative analysis of traditional textbook package prices and Inclusive Access costs indicate that students save an average of 68% off traditional prices when using Inclusive Access course materials.

Pearson Inclusive Access study documents increased student engagement

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Lynett Rock, Math and Science Division Chair
Connors State College

14-Aug-2018

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Educator study compares retention rates in a class test of MyLab Intro to Business

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Janet Brooks, Residential Faculty and Business & Information Technology e-courses coordinator
Glendale Community College

14-Aug-2018

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The retention rate for students in the pilot section using MyLab was 16 percentage points higher than the retention rate for students in the section not using MyLab.

Revel educator study examines impact on student performance in Microeconomics

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Dr. Austin Boyle, Assistant Teaching Professor
Penn State University

13-Aug-2018

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MyLab Business Communication educator study examines student performance

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Dr. Donna Kizzier, Associate Professor
Morehead State University

13-Aug-2018

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Data show that students who earned higher MyLab assignment scores also earned higher final course letter grades. Students completing all MyLab assignments earned average exam scores five percentage points higher than students who skipped at least one assignment. 87% of respondents on a voluntary, end-of-semester survey agreed that their understanding of the course material increased as a result of using MyLab.

Mastering Physics educator study reports on redesign of calc-based physics course

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Sarah Formica, Associate Professor
University of North Georgia

13-Aug-2018

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Mastering was implemented in a flipped classroom to provide diverse learning resources, enhance problem-solving skills, and minimize homework copying.

MyLab IT educator study highlights success of badging initiative in Computer Information Technology courses

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Professor Mike Puopolo
Bunker Hill Community College

6-Aug-2018

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Across four CIT courses in Spring 2018, 63% of students achieved introductory MyLab IT Microsoft Office badges. 93% of the students who reported receiving a badge on an end-of-semester survey also reported claiming the badge with Acclaim. 88% of student survey respondents agreed that MyLab IT badges add value, and 85% agreed that MyLab IT badges give an advantage when applying to jobs.

MyLab IT educator study examines impact of missed assignments on course success

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Erik Ford, Instructor
University of Oregon

6-Aug-2018

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Students missing three or fewer assignments had an average final course score of 95% — 19 percentage points higher than students who missed four or more assignments and had an average final course score of 76%. Assignment completion is critical to course success, as students must achieve at least 82.5% to pass the course. Since implementing MyLab IT, course evaluation ratings have increased and remained steady, a testament to the course’s new redesigned structure, assignments, and the instructor’s teaching methods.

Spotlight on Success: Study Plan Mini Review

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23-Jul-2018

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Four institutions that used the Study Plan in MyLab Math or MyLab Statistics achieved an average pass rate increase of 14 percentage points. Included in this mini-review are summaries of each institution's implementation and associated results.

MyLab Finance educator study examines the impact of homework and Excel-based assignments

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James Nelson
East Carolina University

18-Jul-2018

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Data indicate that successful completion of MyLab homework assignments was indicative of higher final course scores. 92% of respondents agreed that completing Excel projects for homework exercises allowed them to practice problem solving in a real-world environment.

Revel AIS educator study examines impact on student performance

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Deb Habel
Wayne State University

28-Jun-2018

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To encourage more engagement with the Accounting Information Systems course content, Habel implemented Revel instead of a traditional print text. Students responded positively, with 70% of survey respondents indicating they preferred the interactivity of Revel to a more traditional print text. All students scoring above average on Revel quizzes passed the course with an A, B, or C as their final course grade, demonstrating mastery of course content.

MyLabsPlus educator study observes increased retention rates in College Prep Math

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Carol Crothers
College of Western Idaho

27-Jun-2018

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Learn how one institution used MyMathTest as a diagnostic exam to create Individualized Learning Plans in MyLab Math for their students.

MyLab Accounting educator study evaluates quiz and exam scores

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Nancy Emerson
North Dakota State University

26-Jun-2018

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Online homework in MyAccountingLab helps Emerson's students gain a solid foundation and grasp of the core accounting concepts and standards covered in the course. Data show a strong, positive correlation between average MyLab quiz scores and average exam scores.

MyLab MIS and MyLab IT educator study examines quiz and exam scores

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Chris Vegter, Director of Academic Technology and Information Resources
University of North Colorado

22-Jun-2018

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Data indicate that successful completion of MyLab IT Access Grader Projects was indicative of higher average MyLab Access exam scores. 90% of survey respondents agreed that their understanding of the MIS course material increased as a result of using MyLab MIS.

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