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ERIC Number: EJ762424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Enhancing Curriculum and Instruction through Technology
Rigeman, Sally; McIntire, Nancy
T.H.E. Journal, v32 n12 p31-34 Jul 2005
Sometimes, state requirements really are helpful, resulting in projects that positively affect teachers and students. The requirement for school districts and area education agencies (AEAs) to submit annual progress reports (APRs) to the state, based on student data, resulted in a technology project with wide-reaching implications. Using the analysis of APR data, which included districts' student achievement data and comprehensive school improvement plans, the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency 9 (AEA 9) noticed two specific problems common to virtually all of its 21 K-12 districts: (1) There was a significant drop in the state's math test scores for eighth-grade students, specifically in the area of problem solving, and particularly among students from low socioeconomic backgrounds; and (2) National and state studies of teachers' technology use revealed that there was a large, teacher-identified need and interest in using technology more effectively in the classroom. Fortunately, both needs meshed perfectly with the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) Title II D: Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program. This article discusses Mississippi Bend districts' implementation of a technology-rich, research-based math program to meet EETT goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001