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Abstract Title: National Learning Outcome Study of Learning Assistant (LA) Supported Classes
Abstract: This study investigates the effects of various uses of Learning Assistants(LAs) on student outcomes across 13 LA Alliance member institutions. Over 4,500 students and 19 instructors participated in the study. The Force and Motion Concept Evaluation (FMCE) and the Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment (BEMA) and others were used in 32 different classes across the U.S. Our analysis links course-level information (e.g. how LAs are utilized) and average LA-student interaction time to course learning gains. We will report results from various institutional settings and discuss contextual effects on student outcomes within the disciplines of physics, biology, chemistry, and calculus.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ben Van Dusen
CU Boulder
and Co-Presenter(s)
Valerie Otero & Laurie Langdon (CU Boulder)

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