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Report card for integrated learning systems (SuccessMaker): Is there evidence of improved literacy and numeracy outcomes?

Judy M. Parr

The integrated learning system SuccessMaker is in many New Zealand schools. However, the author’s review of these systems concludes that few have proven effective in producing substantial gains in reading and language; gains in certain areas of maths do not appear to be transferred to other tasks; and system-generated progress data requires validation. Autonomous learning is not viable for many students, and curriculum integration is also an issue.

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