Friday, April 06, 2007

Study Shows Fancy Tools Don't Raise Test Scores

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Education, technological tools really aren't significant in raising test scores.

An article in the Washington Post reports on the study...

Educational software, a $2 billion-a-year industry that has become the darling of school systems across the country, has no significant impact on student performance, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Education.
The long-awaited report amounts to a rebuke of educational technology, a business whose growth has been spurred by schools desperate for ways to meet the testing mandates of President Bush's No Child Left Behind law.

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