Study: Educational software makes no significant difference

Educational software has no significant impact on student performance, according to a long-awaited U.S. Department of Education study released Wednesday evening. Although embraced by many schools, no significant difference was found in test scores of 9,424 students whose teachers were randomly assigned to use one of 15 different software programs compared to those who used no software; industry officials attributed most of the problems to poor training and execution in classrooms.

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