What goals do you have for your American Government course? If you’d like to see improved participation and improved outcomes, consider assigning digital. When MindTap counts for 20% of students’ grade in American Government courses, they’re spending more time on their homework and earning better grades.

Digital learning tools matter to today’s students. According to a recent report, 74% of surveyed college students feel they would perform better if their instructors would use more technology.

Recent analysis of MindTap usage for all disciplines across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes.

Digital counts. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform. Students who use MindTap for at least three hours each week are twice as likely to earn a 90% or above on their assignments. The data shows that students who use the platform consistently are more likely to improve their grades. Make it count. Get the results.

When faculty uses MindTap, students do, too. There is a connection between the time that instructors spend in their MindTap course (by personalizing it, monitoring student performance, or communicating with students) and the amount of time that students spend in the platform. For example, when the Learning Path has been customized, approximately 70% more students spend at least one hour per week in MindTap.

Customizing the MindTap learning path in American Government

MindTap also helps to develop and reinforce good study skills. Students who set aside time for MindTap assignments and start them early perform better; their scores increase the earlier the assignments are started before the due date. Furthermore, in American Government, students using the Flashcard app more than ten times during the term are more than twice as likely to get a 90% average or better.

Review the full study for a complete breakdown of the data, including tips for increasing student usage and utilizing the Progress App to track progress and identify needs. 

Find the MindTap solution that’s right for your American Government course, as well as your other Political Science courses.