3/18/2009

Students who use most commercial educational software don't score much higher than their peers who do not, according to the second part of a controversial $14.4 million federal study of 10 such programs. Only users of LeapTrack -- a fourth-grade supplemental reading program -- reliably outscored their peers on a standardized reading test with what researchers said was about a 4 percentage-point boost. Critics called the study's methodology flawed.

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