Where are Technology Dollars Going?

I know that various programs under NCLB allow schools to spend money on technology implementations. However, it seems to me that the focus is on technology for assessment, not for daily classroom use. Am I misinterpreting something?

It’s not your imagination. Since NCLB was enacted, the federal government’s emphasis has shifted from use of technology as an instructional tool to use of technology as a data collection and analysis tool. You may be interested in reading Education Week’s Technology Counts 2005 report, which takes a hard look at the changing landscape of technology use under NCLB. The report is called Electronic Transfer: Moving Technology Dollars in New Directions.

Submitted by: Susan Brooks-Young

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