Study: Blended learning improves test scores

A new study by the RAND Corporation and the Department of Education gives new credibility to the popular notion that blended learning — a combination of traditional classroom methods with computer-mediated activities — can improve students’ test scores, InformationWeek reports. The study was one of the largest of its kind, involving 18,000 students in 147 urban, suburban and rural high schools and middle schools in seven states. It demonstrated the success of blended learning in a high school algebra curriculum…

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