Inq-ITS Virtual Labs: Transforming Science Learning with Evidence-Based Support
In the rapidly evolving field of education, it is essential to adopt innovative approaches that can effectively engage students and improve their learning outcomes.
According to Dr. Gobert’s study, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Inq-ITS AI tutor led to robust learning of science competencies such that students were able to successfully apply to new science topics over long periods of time (tested up to 170 days).
In addition, Inq-ITS Virtual Labs has been shown to have a positive impact on students’ competencies at doing hands-on labs. English Language Learners, Special Education learners, and students on IEPs have also shown improvement. And at the onset of COVID, many students did better at home with Inq-ITS than they did in their regular classrooms. Moreover, Inq-ITS Virtual Labs has been found to reduce the achievement gap with usage. Students who use the program consistently demonstrate better performance, which implies that the program can effectively promote learning equity and bridge the gap between high-performing and low-performing students. Lastly, we have also seen improved state science summative test results in Oregon, Arizona, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and others where Inq-ITS was to the science curriculum.
Inq-ITS’ ability to improve students' competencies, promote long-term retention of knowledge, cater to diverse learning needs, and reduce the achievement gap makes it a valuable asset for teachers.
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