Pathway's Proven Success
We tested an early generation of our tool in Thermodynamics ME200, a semester-long class at Purdue University. In that test, 120 students used the tool while 480 did not. Compared to the students that did not use the tool, the group that used the tool scored a letter and a half higher grade on each of the three midterms and the final exam. All 600 students took the same exams at the same time. TAs help grade all exams. And the team that developed the online tool were not involved in creating any of the in-class exams. Additionally, it was found the students using the tool finished their homework faster than those that did not use the tool. These results were presented at a conference and published in a journal of engineering education.