ERIC Number: ED379305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Technology in AISD, 1993-94. Publication Number 93.06.
Curry, Janice; Sabatino, Melissa
During the 1993-94 school year, the Office of Research and Evaluation of the Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Texas) conducted a districtwide evaluation of instructional technology. The evaluation consisted first of an accurate count of all computers in AISD schools, and then of an in-depth evaluation of the integrated learning systems of the Computer Curriculum Corporation (CCC) and Jostens Learning. The over 11,000 computers in the Austin schools are more than twice the amount present 3 years ago. Of these, 39% are considered old. This amounts to six students for every one computer in the district. Gains in student achievement have not been significant enough to declare either of the integrated learning systems effective, but the gains made at some schools warrant their continued use. Better communication and training are needed to encourage use of laser disc technology and to ensure the effectiveness of the integrated learning systems. The district should add computers and plan to replace outdated models. Eighteen figures and two tables present evaluation findings. Four attachments provide supplemental information, including the principal questionnaire. (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.