Education Technology Isn't Helping

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Early results from a study of schools going high-tech show it hasn't yet led to higher math and reading scores.

The study on the effectiveness of education technology was released late yesterday by a research arm of the Education Department. Researchers looked at elementary and secondary classes in 132 schools.

The study finds that student achievement in reading and math was no better in the high-tech classrooms than ones without the new products.

Still, most teachers responding to the study say they would use reading and math software again. The next phase of the research is to see if the products have more of an impact once teachers have more experience with them.

The report was based on schools and teachers not using the products in the previous school year.


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