Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Homework Gap” Hits Minority and Impoverished Students Hardest

A survey from ACT finds that lack of access to technology and Internet connectivity at home is especially severe among poor, rural, and minority students. It showed that 14% of students have access to only one device at home, and of those students 85 percent are classified as "underserved"—defined as economically disadvantaged, first-generation college students, and/or people of color. This topic is important because there may be specific challenges students will face if they only have access to one technological device at home.

Moore, R., Vitale, D., & Stawinoga, N. (2018). The digital divide and educational equity – A look at students with very limited access to electronic devices at home. ACT Center for Equity in Learning.

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