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Computer and Internet Access in U.S. Private Schools and Classrooms: 1995 and 1998
NCES: 2000044
February 2000


Heaviside, S., and Farris, E. 1997. Advanced Telecommunications in U. S. Private Schools, K– 12, Fall 1995 (NCES 97– 394).

U. S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office.

Rowand, C. 1999. Internet Access in Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994–98 (NCES 1999– 017). U. S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office.

Trotter, A. 1999. "Preparing Teachers for the Digital Age." Education Week 19: 37– 43.

U. S. Department of Education. Getting America's Students Ready for the 21 st Century: Meeting the Technology Literacy Challenge. Washington, DC: 1996.

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Issue Briefs present information on education topics of current interest. All estimates shown are based on samples and are subject to sampling variability. All differences are statistically significant at the 0.05 percent level. In the design, conduct, and data processing of NCES surveys, efforts are made to minimize the effects of nonsampling errors, such as item nonresponse, measurement error, data processing error, or other systematic error. The data reported in this Issue Brief have been combined from 3 separate independent surveys—1994, 1995, and 1996. There is a potential for a small amount of bias associated with the absence of schools built between the administration of each of the three surveys and 1998.

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