AERA 2018 Annual Meeting: “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education”
April 13-17, 2018
Title: Blood from a Stone: How Teachers Report Finding Time for Computer-Based Instruction
Authors: Andrea Kunze, Teomara Rutherford (PhD Alumna)
We focus on the potential collateral damage of computer-based instruction (CBI), asking: Where does the time come from? Using the implementation of supplemental CBI ST Math, we analyze how teachers report spending instructional minutes and reducing these minutes to accommodate ST Math. Teachers vary in time spent across subjects and from where they draw time for ST Math. Teachers are roughly evenly split in their reduction of core subject time with some variation according to grade. The range between teachers in time per subject and in decisions regarding time for ST Math use suggests that more guidance may be needed if consistency is desired and/or further study is needed to illuminate drivers of these decisions regarding CBI implementation.