This paper is a study of students’ achievement in the Comprehensive Final Exams on online intermediate accounting courses with and without the use of adaptive learning technology. The Comprehensive Final Exam scores of courses without the adaptive learning component will be compared with those classes with integrated adaptive learning technology.

The results of the Comprehensive Final Exams will be analyzed in terms of percentage of questions correctly answered on the exam by the students tied up to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for the courses. The results were indicative of improvements in students’ performance in the Comprehensive Final Exams when using the adaptive learning technology. However, adaptive learning is at its infancy in the accounting department. More data need to be collected to be able to determine if the use of adaptive learning truly improve students’ learning in the intermediate accounting courses.

This article is from the Accounting Instructor’s Resource, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.

Dr. Consolacion Fajardo, National University

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