Monday, June 4, 2018

Report on Technology in Schools

Known as the Nation's Report Card, the NAEP assessments are administered every two years by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, and the exams serve as a way to benchmark student performance.

Key findings include:

(1) Students often use technology for basic skills.

(2) States are not looking at what sort of outcomes they are getting for their technology spending

(3) Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to have access to more rigorous STEM-learning opportunities.

The report concludes with recommendations for policymakers, schools, and advocates.

Ulrich, B. (2013). Are schools getting a big enough bang for their education technology buck? Washington, D. C.: Center for American Progress.

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