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How closely do the following two scenarios describe your district’sexperiences with 1-to-1 computing implementations?
- NEARLY 75% OF DISTRICTS REPORT STRONG OR MEDIUM USE OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
- GREATEST NUMBER OF DISTRICTS HAVE AT LEAST 50% PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN 1-TO-1 PROGRAM
- STUDENTS IN ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF DISTRICTS HAVE NO ACCESS TO PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION
SCENARIO: Our 1-to-1 implementationshave specificacademic performanceobjectivesand outcomes. All stakeholders buy into these objectives. The outcomesguide project management on a regular basis. A comprehensiveindependent program evaluation is being
Personalized Student Instruction and Parental Access
SCENARIO: All studentshave individualizedinstruction programsto the extent permittedby the curriculum andpolicies. Initiative isencouraged. Parentsreceive training in supportof the program.
(Percentages do not total 100 due to rounding.)
—Data courtesy of Jeanne Hayes (The Hayes Connection)and Tom Greaves (The Greaves Group).
Read about the full report, "America's Digital Schools 2007: A Five-Year Forecast,"here.
This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2008 issue of THE Journal.