ERIC Number: ED370530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in Schools of Southeast Texas in 1991.
Henderson, David L.; Renfrow, Raylene
The population of this study included the 111 public school districts in Education Service Center Regions IV and VI, serving 22 counties of southeast Texas in the Houston area. Seventy-five questionnaires were returned from 111 school districts with a return rate of 68%. A total of 24,222 computers were reported in use by the 75 districts with a mean of 323 computers per district in 1991--up from 202 computers per district in 1989 and 86 computers per district in 1985. Of the 24,222 total computers, 13,379 (55%) were Apple IIe/IIgs; 2,802 (12%) were Macintosh; 720 (3%) were Commodore; 3,233 (13%) were IBM clones; 2,749 (11%) were IBM; 720 (3%) were TRS 80; and 715 (3%) were other brands. The estimated mean computer literacy rate for teachers in the districts was 54% with the range from 10% to 100%. The mean number of computer labs in a school district was 10 labs with the range from 1 to 85. Fifty-three of the 75 school districts (70%) indicated that they had networked computers. (Contains 9 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas (Southeast)
Note: For a 1994 study, see ED 369 735.