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Does the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning Model Really Work?
Below are some slides showing the number of students who are proficient on a given assessment for four courses in which I am able to compare lecture to the flipped classroom.  These comparisons are based on performance on common assessments. I define proficient as students that are at 80% or above on a given assessment.  

Calculus proficiencies are up by 13.6% with the peer instruction flipped learning model compared to lecture.        
                                                                                           

Pre-Calculus proficiencies are up by 11.3% with the peer instruction flipped learning model compared to lecture.        
                                                                             
  
Algebra 2 and Trigonometry proficiencies are up by 12.8% with the peer instruction flipped learning model compared to lecture.   
*Note:  Algebra 2 Traditional Flip data not available.

Here is a summary of the flip learning model data for Calculus 1, Pre-Calculus and Accelerated Algebra 2:
 
I teach "Introduction to Statistics" at Augsburg College's Rochester campus.  Since January 2013, I have taught the class using the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning model and my class average is up by 5.5% compared to lecture.
Survey results are below.
1.    Would you have preferred class to have been taught with the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning Model or Traditional Lecture?   
  • Peer Instruction Flipped Learning Model: 100%
  • Traditional Lecture: 0%
 2.    Do you believe the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning Model is more effective than the Traditional Lecture?
  • Peer Instruction Flipped Learning Model: 100%
  • Traditional Lecture: 0%
3.    Do you feel that the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning Model made class more interactive compared to a Traditional Lecture in this class?
  • Agreed or Strongly Agreed: 100%
4.     Do you believe the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning Model helped you understand the material better compared to the Traditional Lecture?
  • Yes: 100%
Geometry failure rates are down by 13.6% with the peer instruction flipped learning compared to the traditional flipped classroom. 

In Geometry the percent of students earning a course grade above 80% is up by 7.2% with the peer instruction flipped learning compared to the traditional flipped classroom.

In Algebra I, no statistical difference is currently apparent between the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning model and the traditional flipped classroom.  However the overall failure rate for Algebra I is 2.6%, and 61% of students earn a final grade above an 80%.  Note: all student take the same Algebra 1 course (no tracking of students to different Algebra 1 courses based on ability levels).

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