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Title: Public-Use Data Files and Documentation (FRSS 110): 2019-20 Public School Use of Educational Technology for Instruction

This product contains data from the Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) survey titled “Use of Educational Technology for Instruction.” The public-use data file and related data documentation provide nationally representative data from elementary and secondary public schools about their use of technology for teaching and learning during the 2019–20 school year. Data were collected in the spring of 2020 from approximately 800 schools. Questions were asked about conditions before the coronavirus pandemic started. Schools that completed the survey after the coronavirus pandemic started were asked to report about pre-pandemic experiences.

More specifically, schools were asked about their technology resources and ways that these resources were used to teach. Data reflect questions about whether schools have computers for each student, if students can take school-provided computers home, the number of computers in the school and where they are in the school, the quality of computers and software used for teaching and learning, how well internet connections work in the parts of the school used for teaching, and online resources used for teaching and learning at the school. Data also include answers to questions about challenges teachers face using technology for teaching, how teachers are trained to use technology for teaching, the types of staff who work with teachers to make better use of technology for teaching and learning, and how student learning is affected by the use of educational technology. Respondents were principals or other school staff who knew how technology was used at the school for teaching and learning.

The documentation file provides information about the purpose of the study, the sample design, the data collection procedures, the data processing procedures, response rates, imputation, weighting and standard error calculation and use, codebook, and the file layout of the ASCII data file. A copy of the ASCII data file is provided in the raw data file. Documentation, the ASCII data, a SAS version of the data file, and code to build the SAS version are provided in the SAS file.

Online Availability:
Cover Date: November 2021
Web Release: April 14, 2023
Publication #: NCES 2022011
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Data File
Survey/Program Areas: Fast Response Survey System (FRSS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Chris Chapman.