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Table D.2.b.-1 Percentage of public schools that have instructional computers with Internet access, ratio of students to instructional computers with Internet access, percentage of schools that have instructional computers in classrooms, ratio of intructional computers in classrooms to number of classrooms, and percentage distribution of schools reporting the type of wireless network access in school, by school locale: Fall 2008
School locale Instructional computers with Internet access in school   Instructional computers in classrooms
(excluding laptops on carts)
  Percent of schools that have laptop computers on carts   Percentage distribution of schools reporting the type of wireless network access in school
Percent of schools that have instructional computers with Internet access   Ratio of students to instructional computers with Internet access1   Percent of schools that have instructional computers in classrooms   Ratio of instructional computers in classrooms to number of classrooms2     None   Wireless connections are only from laptops to carts   Wireless access in part of the school   Wireless access in the whole school
Percent Standard error   Ratio Standard error   Percent Standard error   Ratio Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent   Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error
Total 100 (#)   3.1 (0.04)   97 (0.5)   3.0 (0.05)   58 (1.3)   22 (1.3)   9   (0.7)   30 (1.0)   39 (1.3)
City 100 (#)   3.4 (0.12)   97 (1.0)   3.0 (0.13)   60 (3.5)   25 (3.4)   8   (1.8)   26 (2.5)   40 (3.3)
Suburban 100 (#)   3.2 (0.08)   97 (1.1)   3.1 (0.11)   62 (2.4)   22 (2.0)   12   (1.7)   29 (2.2)   37 (2.3)
Town 100 (#)   2.7 (0.09)   99 (0.5)   3.1 (0.15)   56 (4.1)   22 (2.8)   4 ! (1.4)   34 (3.8)   40 (4.1)
Rural 100 (#)   2.9 (0.07)   96 (1.0)   2.7 (0.08)   53 (2.7)   19 (2.0)   10   (1.3)   33 (2.2)   39 (2.2)
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution (estimates are unstable).
1 Ratio computed by dividing the number of students in all public schools by the number of instructional computers with Internet access in all public schools.
2 Ratio computed by dividing the number of all instructional computers in classrooms (excluding laptops on carts) in all public schools by the number of classrooms in all public schools.
3 The wording for this response option in the questionnaire was "the only wireless connections are from laptops to a cart, with the cart connected to a wall port."
NOTE: Percentage distribution may not sum to 100 because of rounding. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools, Fall 2008, FRSS 92, 2008.
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