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W.Va. schools to participate in digital math study

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Elementary schools in West Virginia will participate in a study of a new digital math program.

Beginning in August 2014, California-based SRI International will study student progress in more than 50 second-grade and fifth-grade math classes that will use the fully digital curriculum.

School systems in Marion and Cabell counties already are using the program created by the nonprofit Reasoning Mind.

Jeremy Roschelle with SRI tells the Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/15X3NBs ) that there hasn't been a rigorous evaluation of a year-long, fully digital curriculum in the classroom.

The nonprofit research group received $3.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to conduct the multi-year study.


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