ERIC Number: ED382178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Where Are We? A Status Report on Technology in New York State Public Schools. 1994-1995 School Year.
Technology tools are critical to the restructuring of teaching and learning. This report describes the level of access and degree of use of technology in New York State public schools, and is based on the most current information available. It provides a point of reference for New York relative to the information presented in the Office of Technology Assessment's national report. The number of microcomputers in schools has steadily increased over the past 10 years, and comparisons are made on the number of "old" and "new" computers. The 1994-95 school year ratio of students to microcomputers of 10.3 to 1 reflects a significant change from the 1985-86 ratio of 24 to 1, and a slight decrease from the 1993-94 ratio of 11.1 to 1. Data indicates that student computer use has increased slightly, but that teacher use of both computers and televisions for classroom instruction has decreased. Of the total 1992-93 school expenditures of more than $21 billion across 717 public school districts, $360 million was spent on technology. Three tables present New York state's ranking relative to the other 49 states and the District of Columbia in terms of the level of access or availability of different computer and video technology resources: computers; CD-ROMs; LANs (Local Area Networks); modems; video disk players; VCRs; video tapes; cable TV; and satellite. (MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and Continuing Education.
Identifiers: New York; Student Computer Ratio