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ERIC Number: ED572315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
1:1 Device Programs Best Practices in K-12 Education: Fiscal Year 2016 Report to the Legislature. As Required by Minnesota 2015 Special Session Law, House File 1, Article 6, Section 8
Minnesota Department of Education
As required by Minnesota 2015 Special Session Law, House File 1, Article 6, Section 8, the commissioner of Education must research existing one device to one student (1:1) device programs in Minnesota and across the country to determine best practices for Minnesota schools implementing 1:1 device programs. The commissioner must develop and publish guidelines to ensure maximum effectiveness of 1:1 device programs and make a report on the research findings to the committees of the Legislature with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education. 1:1 programs has grown organically for the past twenty years. Approximately 55 percent of Minnesota schools now have some level of a 1:1 program. Over the next year, another 30 programs are projected to start, and a number of existing programs are expanding. The majority of these programs started in the last three to four years. While pioneering districts have provided guidance and support for other districts, uniform guidance and support from the state does not exist. This report provides guidance in the form of research regarding programs throughout the state and nation. As districts initiate 1:1 programs, they should consider a range of issues, including infrastructure, management, leadership, curriculum and instruction, funding and professional development. Due to the wide range of considerations, a leadership team with different areas of expertise is one of the strongest contributors to fully realizing an effective program. While data indicates there is not one issue that would preclude statewide implementation of a 1:1 program, due to an inequity of technology funding, broadband access, and staffing, programs are not always delivered effectively. Among the most needed system supports is providing state and broad local support for leadership and building infrastructure around professional recommendations. This report provides data and research to support recommendations to meet the needs to implement a successful 1:1 device program. Contains a bibliography.
Minnesota Department of Education. 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113-4266. Tel: 651-582-8200; Web site:
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota