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Sep042011

High-Tech Classrooms does not Mean High Test Scores

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It’s out with the old and in with the new for many classrooms across the country that are updating their school’s technology for an overall better learning experience for students.

But better technology doesn’t necessarily equate to better test scores.

The New York Times reports that there’s a lot of evidence that technology isn’t the answer to improving learning. A division of the Education Department that rates classroom curriculums found that educational software is not an improvement over textbooks, despite the increasing popularity of tablets in the classrooms.

While schools are busy investing billions of dollars in technology, even amid budget cuts and layoffs, they should be aware that there is little evidence this strategy is improving basic learning.

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