ERIC Number: ED427758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Progress of Technology in the Schools: Report on 21 States.
Solmon, Lewis C.
A state-by-state survey of technology in the schools was conducted during the spring of 1998. Responses were received from district technology coordinators in more than 1,990 school districts out of approximately 3,668 that were sent surveys in the following 21 states that achieved response rates of at least 40% of their districts: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. This report compares districts from individual states to an aggregation of all responding districts from these states. A framework was developed with a set of indicators for policymakers to consider when assessing whether or not schools have established the essential conditions necessary to begin improving student learning through technology. The following seven dimensions included in the framework are interdependent components of a system: learners; learning environments; professional competency; system capacity; community connections; technology capacity; and accountability. Results are organized according to these seven dimensions. Data are presented in 35 tables, and relationships among the variables are discussed. The questionnaire is appended. (AEF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Improvement, School Districts, School Surveys, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Use Studies
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milken Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA.