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A Formative Evaluation Research Study to Guide the Design of the Categorization Step Practice Utility (MS-CPU) as an Integral Part of Preparation for the GED Mathematics Test Using the Ms. Stephens Algebra Story Problem-solving Tutor (MSASPT)

Abstract The mathematics test is the most difficult test in the GED (General Education Development) Test battery, largely due to the presence of story problems. Raising performance levels of story problem-solving would have a significant effect on GED Test passage rates. The subject of this formative research study is Ms. Stephens’ Categorization Practice Utility (MS-CPU), an example-tracing intelligent tutoring system that serves as practice for the first step (problem categorization) in a larger comprehensive story problem-solving pedagogy that purports to raise the level of story problem-solving performance. During the analysis phase of this project, knowledge components and particular competencies that enable learning (schema building) were iden... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Ritchey, ChristiAnne Stephens (Author) / VanLehn, Kurt (Advisor) / Savenye, Wilhelmina (Committee member) / Hong, Yi-Chun (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational technology / Mathematics education / Educational psychology / algebra / conceptual / concrete / intelligent tutoring systems / solution equations / story problems
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 218 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Technology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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