Monday, May 14, 2018

Student access to computers

In 2015, 94 percent of children ages 3 to 18 had a computer or smartphone at home, and 61 percent had Internet access at home. The percentages of children with computer and Internet access at home in 2015 were higher for children who were older, those whose parents had higher levels of educational attainment, and those whose families had higher incomes. In remote rural areas, the percentage of students who had either no Internet access or only dial-up access at home in 2015 were higher for Black (41 percent) and Hispanic students (26 percent) than for White (13 percent) and Asian students (11 percent).
Angelina KewalRamani, Jijun Zhang, Xiaolei Wang, Amy Rathbun, Lisa Corcoran, Melissa Diliberti, and Jizhi Zhang, Student Access to Digital Learning Resources Outside of the Classroom (NCES 2017-098), U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC
(From C&RL News, May 2018, p. 276)