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1 A preliminary analysis of the first year of New Hampshires 1:1 laptop program Technology Promoting Student Excellence : A preliminary analysis of the first year of New Hampshires 1:1 laptop program Damian Bebell Lynch School of Education Boston College bebell@bc.edu

2 Full evaluation report and PowerPoint slides will be available for download at : www.intasc.org

3 History of Educational Technology Purported Benefits Motivate and Engage students Increase resources and information Exposure to technology (21st century skills) Improve teaching (lesson plans, communication) Movement towards student centered classrooms Streamline record keeping Special Needs/Accommodations Differentiate Instruction/learning

4 Trends in Educational Technology In the late 80s a trend emerged that technology was good for students – so that they will be prepared for the technology jobs/skills of the future Current thinking is that technology is a vehicle for improved student learning of traditional curriculum

5 Student : Computer Ratios Standard Metric of technology access –National Student:Computer Ratios 125:1 = 1983 9:1 = 1995 6:1 = 1998 4:1 = 2003 Source: Market Data Retrieval, 1999; Education Week, 2004 Technology is shared Use is sporadic (lots of research)

6 Movement towards 1:1 technology Each teacher and student has full access to a computer (usually laptop) Previous research suggests: –Equity issues disappear –Technology becomes the relied upon tool students use for research, writing, and presentation –Classroom management is simplified –Students are more engaged enthusiastic

7 Current 1:1 laptop programs Maine Learning Technology Initiative (2002) –All 7th and 8th grade students and teachers in 239 middle schools –Apple iBooks, wireless classrooms,teacher training, support, and professional development –1,000 flowers blossoming philosophy Henrico County, VA (2002) –Apple iBooks in Grades 6th-12th –20,000+ students –No systemic research or evaluation Massachusetts (3 Berkshire middle schools) Andover, MA (Toshiba laptops--parent purchase)

8 Current 1:1 laptop programs (2) Michigan –Cross platforms –Looking into less expensive technology (i.e. Palms) Sedgwick, KS (2002) –Apple iBooks in middle school Texas Florida Georgia Vermont

9 New Hampshire Question: Would the initial positive findings from Maines 1:1 laptop program generalize to six New Hampshire middle schools? Photo taken from: http://www.state.nh.us/governor/ (1/28/04)

10 History of TPSE Fastest roll out of a 1:1 technology program ever!!!

11 History of TPSE (2) "Technology must be heavily leveraged in a way to enhance the classroom experience and excite the student's passion for learning, In a perfect world, this would mean each of the participating student would be excited each morning in anticipation of coming to school and no student would ever want to leave after school ends. Bensons Philosophy: Source:: http://www.state.nh.us/governor/

12 History of TPSE (3) Improve educational teaching, learning and achievement Use an interactive instructional practice Bridge the significant digital divide Create a highly educated, technology- savvy workforce 1:1 laptops would… Source: Benson PowerPoint 9/2/03

13 TPSE Timeline (3) 9/2/03: Program announced 10/15/03: Competitive material submitted 10/03: 24 private organizations donate over $1.2 million to fund the program (no public funds) 11/3/03: Participating schools announced 12/03: Installation of technology »Teachers receive laptops »Teacher training January 5-6, 2004: iBooks distributed to 7th grade students

14 Participants 6 New Hampshire middle schools selected from approximately 20 applications Armand R. Dupont School (Allenstown, NH) Indian River Middle School (Canaan, NH) Haverhill Cooperative Middle School (N. Haverhill, NH) Paul School (Sanbornville, NH) Thornton Central School (Thornton, NH) Winnisquam Regional Middle School (Tilton, NH) 400+ students40 teachers

15 Program Characteristics Apple iBook laptops for teachers and students Software Digital cameras and digital video cameras Wireless school wide networks Printers Teacher training Technology support

16 Study Design/Methodology Try and capture the initial impact/effect of the the laptop program (Jan. 04) Convince stakeholders that research and evaluation was an important component of the initiative PRE/POST Design Pre Survey Post Survey Follow Up Web Survey Teacher Survey Jan. 04May/June 04 Oct. 05 Student Survey Jan. 04May/June 04 ---

17 Study Design/Methodology Spring 2004 Student Surveys (n=862 both pre and post) 1.Measures of technology use in school 2.Technology use at home 3.Across subject area 4.Personal comfort level with technology Spring 2004 Teacher Surveys (n=47 both pre and post) 1.Measures of technology use in school 2.Measures of technology use beyond the classroom 3.Across subject area 4.Personal comfort level with technology 5.Demographic Information 6.Attitude toward technology

18 Study Design/Methodology Fall 2004 Teacher Survey Follow Up (n=32) Capture teachers perceptions about the specific impacts of the 1:1 program on students, teaching and learning Collected Online http://corvus.bc.edu/nhteacherfollowup/NH_teacher_followup.cfm Survey items adapted from teacher survey measures created for use in Maine Specific focus on how technology has impacted different groups of students Traditional students High Achieving Students At-Risk or Low Achieving Students

19 Study Design/Methodology No systematic examination of achievement…yet –First need to measure impact and level of us –No shared assessment in NH at the 7th grade –Need previous measures of student achievement –Individual student data –Difficulty in getting comparison groups to participate –Teachers perception of technology impact on achievement Todays presentation focuses on the immediate (1st six months) impact of the laptop program

20 Student Level Results/Findings Estimated # of 7th grade Students Pre (1/04) Responses Post (5/04) Responses Dupont636158 Haverhill717347 Indian River11810096 Paul806461 Thornton282728 Winnisquam175114134 Student survey response rate

21 Students used technology in school substantially more across all six 1:1 settings 15 min or less 15 -60 minNever1-2 hrs2+ hrs

22 Students used technology in school substantially more in English/Language Arts 15 min or less 15 -60 minNever1-2 hrs2+ hrs

23 Students used technology in school substantially more in Social Studies 15 min or less 15 -60 min Never 1-2 hrs 2+ hrs

24 Students used technology in school substantially more in Math 15 min or less 15 -60 min Never 1-2 hrs 2+ hrs

25 Students used technology in school substantially more in Science 15 min or less 15 -60 min Never 1-2 hrs 2+ hrs

26 Students used technology for wide variety of tasks 15 min or less 15 -60 minNever1-2 hrs2+ hrs

27 Teachers use of technology as reported by the students 15 -60 minNever1-2 hrs2+ hrs R 15 min or less

28 Students use of technology at home 15 min or less 15 -60 minNever1-2 hrs2+ hrs

29 Not WellVery Well Students reported technology skills

30 Pre/Post SY (03/04) Teacher Results Teacher survey response rate less sure than student survey Typically Math, Science, English/language Arts, or Social Studies teachers completed the survey, however around 10% of respondents were not primary classroom teachers

31 Teacher Pre/Post Beliefs and Confidence Measures 1=Very Important 2=Somewhat Important 3=Not Very Important 1= Very Confident 2=Somewhat Confident 3=Not Very Confident

32 Teachers Use of Technology R Once or twice a year Several times per year Never Several times per month Several times per week

33 How often do teachers assign students to create the following products using technology? Once or twice a year Several times per year Never Several times per month Several times per week

34 Also observed changes in teachers beliefs towards learning and technology? Increase in the belief that students interact with each other more while working with computers Students work harder when using computers Technology allows students to create better looking finished products Overwhelming agreement among participating teachers that : Students are more willing to write second drafts when using a computer Students develop a deeper understanding of the material when using technology

35 Teacher Survey Follow Ups (Oct. 04) 32 teachers across the six schools responded to an online follow up survey (n=32 in all cases)

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52 The Rise and Fall of 1:1 Computing The cost of going 1:1 is great $40 million in Maine, $1.2+ million in NH Over $25 million in VA There is a climate of great pressure on schools to demonstrate that money spent is directly and positively impacting students Current definition of impacting students is increased performance as measured by a standardized test (accountability at all levels, AYP, etc)

53 The Rise and Fall of 1:1 Computing (2) It is estimated that the measurable impact of educational technology investments can take 4+ years Stakeholders expect to see measurable differences in student scores given their investments (typically not very patient)

54 Rise and Fall of 1:1 Computing Research/Evaluation is costly (time and money) Methodological Challenges Good accurate measures of technology use (STEP 1) Valid measurement of student achievement Issues with paper based tests for high-tech students (Russell, 1999; 2001; 2002) Measures of prior achievement IDEAL QUESTION: What kind of technology use leads to what kind of achievement gains (for x kind of student)?

55 Laptop flop; Maine results should give pause to NH MAINE'S two-year-old experiment with laptop computers in the classroom has flopped as measured by student test scores. Now maybe this nonsensical trend will fizzle out and we can get back to spending time and money on educating students instead of buying them expensive tools that don't help them learn the basics. Maine has laid out $37.2 million on a four-year experiment that provides laptop computers to all students in grades 7 and 8… Manchester Union Leader August 12, 2004 Page A16


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