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The purpose of this action research project was to determine if there was a correlation between the use of iPads to improve student achievement and traditional methods of teaching with four and five-year-old English language learners (ELLs). Two control groups of four ELLs were taught in math three times a week. Control group A was taught using iPad applications to support math teaching in alongside traditional teachings in math. Control group B were taught with age appropriate early childhood materials such as counting cards and manipulatives to support the traditional teachings in math. Data was collected at the end of the project through quantitative testing. Analysis of the data showed that ELLs did make improvements and welcomed the learning tools integrated with traditional teaching methods.

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Vasquez-Dewein, T. (2017). The effect of technology on student achievement with English language learners in an early childhood classroom setting (Master's thesis, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA). Retrieved from