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Title: Computer Use and Its Relation to Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Reading, and Writing
Description: In this study, the authors, using evidence obtained from the 1996 NAEP assessment in Mathematics and the 1998 NAEP main assessments in reading and writing, examine patterns of computer achievement in each of these three academic domains. The authors conclude that the design of the NAEP data collection precludes using such data to make even tentative conclusions about the relationship of achievement and computer use. They recommend further study, including a multi-site experiment to determine how teachers and students are using computers and the impact of computers on achievement.
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Cover Date: April 2003
Web Release: May 21, 2003
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Publication #: NCES 200315
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Working Paper
  Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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