ERIC Number: ED381124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Update--1994: New York State Public Schools.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This update reports on the technology available in New York's public schools. Data and figures are provided for the following measures: total number of microcomputers in New York State public schools; percent of old and new computers; ratio of students to technology resources; number and percent of schools having at least one of a given type of technology; percent of regular technology use for 1992-93 and 1993-94; ratio of students to various technology resources, by percentage of minority students in the school; and percentage of student and teacher use of technology by percentage of minority students. Results show that the number of technology resources has continued to grow in New York's public schools. Microcomputer, laser printer, and CD-ROM acquisition all showed significant increases. Some form of networking/distance learning takes place in 13% of the school buildings in the report. It was found that over 72% of students and 50% of teachers now use computers regularly. However, though these figures did show a slight improvement, inequities in technology access for minority students continued, with the highest minority student population buildings having the least access to technology. Five tables and two figures illustrate findings. (MAS)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Printers, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Information Technology, Microcomputers, Minority Group Children, Optical Data Disks, Public Schools, Ratios (Mathematics)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access