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ERIC Number: EJ1058187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
An Analysis of Teacher Effectiveness Related to Technology Implementation in Texas Secondary Schools
Kuyatt, Andrea; Holland, Glenda; Jones, Don
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v8 n1 p63-70 2015
In the age of accountability, schools are struggling to reach every student to bring them up to the high academic standards mandated by the federal and state governments. Teachers must use research-based strategies to help decrease the learning gap for all students (Kimmelman, 2006). While the use of technology to engage students is a popular tool, how teachers use the technology available to them may determine the effectiveness of the lesson for the students. State assessment scores measure student success and the effectiveness of the instruction they are receiving. Technology may be a means to increase that effectiveness to take more students to a deeper level of understanding. An analysis of variance was used to evaluate the data from surveys on the ways technology was used in the classroom and the level of implementation of use in the classroom. There was a statistical difference on test scores for teachers who used technology in the classroom and those who did not. The study showed the teachers who implemented technology in their classrooms had lower scores than a teacher who did not. The ability to implement technology in student lessons and the use of content standards with technology may change student engagement in the classroom (Harris & Hofer, 2011). This information could be significant in helping administrators determine successful instructional strategies for their schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas