Using technology to promote postsecondary success and savings an evaluation of the
Using Technology to Promote Postsecondary Success and Savings: An Evaluation of the University of Texas at Tyler's PATSS Initiative
This report from RAND evaluates the implementation of the Patriots Accessing Technology for Savings and Success (PATSS) initiative at the University of Texas at Tyler, with a focus on student academic performance, course evaluations, and cost savings to students, educators, and the university.
From the RAND website: "The authors found that while PATSS had a slightly negative impact on ratings given in student course evaluations, it had no effect on academic performance and provided a monetizable benefit of $80 per student per year. The research itself has already driven improvements to the PATSS program, resulting in clearer and better communication to students, as well as more-refined training for educators."