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ERIC Number: ED537538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
National Trends Report: Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Round 6, Fiscal Year 2007
State Educational Technology Directors Association
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is pleased to release its sixth annual report on the "Enhancing Education Through Technology" (EETT) program, a component of the No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D (NCLB IID) Act. The purposes of the NCLB IID program are to: (1) improve academic achievement through technology; (2) assist every student in crossing the digital divide; and (3) integrate technology into teacher training and curriculum development resulting in research-based instruction. This year's report presents a national perspective on the NCLB IID program for fiscal year (FY) 2007, as well as emergent trends based on data from the past six years. The report is based on surveys completed in the fall 2008 by state technology directors from the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In alignment with the purposes of the federal grant program, states focused competitive priorities for NCLB IID grant awards on: professional development of teachers in educational technology, the integration of technology into the core K-12 academic areas, technology literacy of students, technologies, and developing experts. The primary emphasis of formula grants has been on the purchase of technology, due in part to the large number of small grants. The formula grants provide states a process for allocating technology funds equitably to high-need school districts using an established process. The competitive grant program, on the other hand, provides an opportunity for the states to award substantive grants to high-need LEAs or partnerships that include a high-need LEA. Collectively, the 51 SEAs awarded 1,047 competitive grants and 11,351 formula grants in Round 6 (FY 07), totaling $135 million and $119.2 million, respectively. A glossary of strategies is included. (Contains 11 figures, 12 tables, and 4 footnotes.)
State Educational Technology Directors Association. P.O. Box 10, Glen Burnie, MD 21060. Tel: 410-757-3342; e-mail: setda@setda.org; Web site: http://www.setda.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II; No Child Left Behind Act 2001