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The Effect of Technology on Student Science Achievement

The Effect of Technology on Student Science Achievement
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Author(s): June K. Hilton (Claremont Graduate University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch049
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


Empirical data from the 2000 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) in Science will be analyzed to determine the effects of technology on student science achievement. Research has shown that technology has had little effect on raising student achievement. Little empirical evidence exists however, that examines the effects of technology as a tool to improve student achievement by developing higher order thinking skills. Prior studies have also not focused on the manner in which the technology is being used in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning. The method of analysis for this study is a path analysis using the student’s scaled score of twelfth grade students on the 2000 NAEP Science Assessment as the ultimate exogenous variable. Preliminary results indicate that the way in which technology is used in the classroom has significant direct and indirect effects on student achievement.

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