ERIC Number: ED478976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Use and Its Relation to Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Reading and Writing. NAEP Validity Studies. Working Paper Series.
Hedges, Larry V.; Konstantopoulis, Spyros; Thoreson, Amy
This study used evidence from the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics and the 1998 NAEP main assessments in reading and writing to examine patterns of computer use and academic achievement in each of these three academic domains. It is concluded that the design of the NAEP data collection precludes using such data to make even tentative conclusions about the relationship of achievement and computer use. Further study is recommended, including a multisite experiment to determine how teachers and students are using computers and the impact of computers on achievement. Three appendixes contain the exact text of questions about computer use from the 1996 and 1998 NAEP assessments. (Contains 23 tables and 77 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Use, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, National Surveys, Reading Achievement, Validity, Writing Achievement
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress