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The study was reported in “Materials World Modules - 2002: A Nationally Representative Evaluation of Classroom Gains” (PDF) by Barbara J. Pellegrini, in Journal of Materials Education, 32(5–6) 185, 2010. The study showed similar gains regardless of student gender or socio-economic status, years of teacher experience or classroom setting.


Statistical results from assessment studies during the past several years are provided in Journal of Materials Education Vol. 32 (5-6): 245 - 254 (2010) (PDF) by Fuentes et al.

Xian2In July, 2012, a two-week MWM workshop was held in China. Three selected MWM modules were used by 30 teachers and 120 students from 6 Xian Metropolitan high schools. The pre-post assessment of the teachers' workshop yielded an effect size of 2.7 for the combined score of the three modules, while a combined effect size of 1.3 was obtained by the students. The lower student gain was attributed to linguistic proficiency, which can be resolved by translation.Xian1

Based on these initial positive results, MWM is working jointly with the local Educational Ministry of Shaanxi province to expand the teacher training program so that students in the province will start using the MWM program.










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