More than 80 percent of teachers and administrators agree education technology accelerates student learning according to Promethean's® (opens in new tab) 2019 "U.S. State of Technology" survey and report analyzing education technology trends and usage.
The 1,000-person survey results demonstrate both opportunities and challenges in the field of edtech. While almost all respondents understand edtech's benefits, the data indicate legacy infrastructure, organizational inertia, and competing priorities continue to act as barriers to adoption.
A few data points and trends identified by the survey include:
- Teachers are ready to use edtech in the classroom, with more than 70 percent indicating they know more about technology than their students.
- More than half of those surveyed believe online content and resources will see the greatest classroom growth in the next five years.
- Most administrators surveyed indicate they evaluate edtech success by level of student engagement, teacher feedback, and overall results.
- Reducing the student achievement gap is a top priority for administrators and teachers alike (57 percent versus 54 percent).
To explore the survey's full results, click here (opens in new tab).