Date of Award


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Educational Leadership


The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate technology use for differentiation to boost achievement in math.Fourth grade students were assigned intervention activities based upon their fall NWEA scores. The interventions were for twenty minutes each for twelve lessons in both IXL and Khan Academy. Students were observed for their engagement every five minutes during these interventions. Students were also given pre and post tests from their current Pearson math curriculum. Findings indicated that over 50% of the students did meet their projected RIT scores when they took their winter NWEA math test. The greatest growth was found in two of the subcategories – Operations and Algebra and Numbers and Operations. Students had more success with Khan Academy interventions, and this resource may be beneficial to others looking to use technology to differentiate interventions.


Affiliation: MSAD #70 – Mill Pond School

Cohort: Aroostook Cohort



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