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ERIC Number: ED509480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
Does Maine's Middle School Laptop Program Improve Learning? A Review of Evidence to Date. Occasional Brief
Silvernail, David L.
Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation
This brief describes how Maine's introduction of its ubiquitous 1-to-1 laptop program has been beneficial to learning, if one looks in the right places. There is growing positive evidence from teachers, parents, classroom assignments and tests, and even in one case, on a standardized test, all pointing toward a similar conclusion. Students are learning more, better, and quicker with the laptops. The collection of additional evidence needs to continue in order to determine how widespread the impacts are for learning, and to determine the accumulative effects of this new level of learning on high school student performances. But these "pointer readings" are very promising, and bode well for the future achievement of Maine's middle school students. (Contains 4 tables.)
Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation. University of Southern Maine, 37 College Avenue, Gorham, ME 04038. Tel: 888-800-5044; Tel: 207-780-5044; Fax: 207-228-8143; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation
Identifiers - Location: Maine