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Does It Compute? The Relationship Between Educational Technology and Student Achievement in Mathematics

Author(s):
Wenglinsky, Harold
Publication Year:
1998
Source:
ETS Policy Information Center Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
38
Subject/Key Words:
Computer Uses in Education Educational Technology Elementary School Mathematics Elementary School Students Mathematics Achievement Personal Computers (PCs) Secondary School Students

Abstract

This Policy Information Report presents new evidence on the effectiveness of educational technology. Analyzing data from the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress, it finds that the effectiveness of school computers depends upon how they are used; some uses are associated with improved student academic performance and school climate, while other uses are not.

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