ERIC Number: ED412893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and Classrooms: The Status of Technology in U.S. Schools. Policy Information Report.
Coley, Richard; Cradler, John; Engel, Penelope K.
The purpose of this report is to provide a "snapshot" of the status of technology use in United States schools. The report focuses on the following: school access to technology; student use of computers; evaluating the impact of educational technology; connecting teachers and technology; assessing the content and quality of courseware; and the costs of educational technology. Statistics for these issues are summarized and highlighted at the beginning of the report. Charted figures include: (1) technology penetration in U.S. public schools 1995-96; trends in the numbers of students per computer; the number of students per computer, multimedia computer, cable tv, internet access, CD-ROM, local area networks, videodiscs, and satellite technology compared to the number of Title I students, the number of minority students, and also compared by state; (2) students' use in 1994 of computers: at home and school, for school work, students with teachers teaching reading, U.S. history/social studies, and geography, use in mathematics, use by college-bound seniors, and computer-related coursework or experience of college-bound seniors by gender and race/ethnicity and in various subjects or experience; (3) percentage of teachers who had at least nine hours of training in education technology in 1994, by state; states requiring courses in educational technology for a teaching license, 1996; (4) courseware evaluation and application "road map"; number and percentage of courseware rated as "exemplary, desirable," and percentage not recommended by the CITC (California Instructional Technology Clearinghouse) from 1991 to 1995; for science, mathematics, history/social science, and English/language arts, 1995; integrating technology into the curriculum; (5) costs of four technology deployment models; ubiquitous LAN with local server and high-speed line model; average annual costs for fiber-optic broadband deployment to all U.S. public schools with three scenarios and two deployment schedules; and the percentage of schools in high-cost areas, by locality. (Contains 43 charts.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cable Television, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware, Educational Assessment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Local Area Networks, Models, Optical Data Disks, Statistical Data, Teacher Competencies
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Cited: ED478977