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ERIC Number: ED537543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 51
Abstractor: ERIC
National Trends: Enhancing Education through Technology--No Child Left Behind, Title II D--Year Two in Review
Lemke, Cheryl; Sayavong, Phoumy; Martin, Crystal
State Educational Technology Directors Association
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is pleased to present the findings of the second annual National Trends Report. SETDA commissioned the Metiri Group for a second consecutive year to conduct a national survey in the fall of 2004 on the second year implementation of the No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program and on general state policy trends in educational technology. The findings in the 2005 report are based on surveys from 49 states and the District of Columbia, representing 15,478 LEAs and 99% of the federal dollars allocated across the United States in 2003-2004. Data from the first annual National Report for Round 1 serves as a baseline for trends and represented a similar population (46 states and the District of Columbia). In Round 2 the respondent states and the District of Columbia awarded 1,654 competitive grants and 12,933 formula grants together with the 5% of administrative support funds expended at the state level total $612,478,264. Seven major findings emerged from the data analysis: (1) Strategies are in Place to Close the Achievement Gap Through Technology; (2) A Focus on New Types of Professional Development; (3) Doing More with Less through Collaborations and Partnerships; (4) The Formula Grants Sustain; The Competitive Grants Innovate; (5) Grappling with Evaluation and Research; (6) Through Leadership, A Knowledge Base Is Emerging; and (7) In Many States, NCLB II D is the Only Source of Funding for Technology. The findings from SETDA's national survey provide states, local school districts, policymakers, and the U.S. Department of Education with insights into the following questions: (1) Is the Title II D program helping to close the achievement gap, leading to the attainment of NCLB II D goals?; (2) How are grant recipients across the nation structuring programs to meet NCLB II D goals?; and (3) What administrative approaches by states are most effective in guiding and supporting LEAs toward NCLB goals? (Contains 13 figures and 1 table.) [For the "National Trends: Enhancing Education through Technology--No Child Left Behind Title II D--Year One in Review," see ED537536.]
State Educational Technology Directors Association. P.O. Box 10, Glen Burnie, MD 21060. Tel: 410-757-3342; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; 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