The Effect of 1:1 Technology on Student Achievement
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The advancement of technology has had a significant impact in the public school setting in America. With the surmounting pressures of high stakes testing and global academic comparisons, school districts across the country are trying to find methods to improve student scores while at the same time preparing students for the 21st century. Adopting 1:1 technology initiatives, school districts hope to raise the academic progress of America’s students. This is a literature review that supports the notion that 1:1 technology initiatives do raise the achievement scores of students. According to research, technology has an impact in three areas: public education, student motivation and learning, and teaching. Each of these areas contribute to the academic achievement of students; and if a 1:1 technology initiative was established in a school district, it is worth taking into account how that technology would affect the school, its students, and the teachers.