Education Report Roundup

Spending on Technology Is Correlated With AYP

By Jessica L. Tonn — September 22, 2005 1 min read

School districts that met the requirements for adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act during the 2004-05 school year spent more on technology than school districts that did not meet the requirements, a survey has found.

Information about ordering the “2005-2006 National Technology Assessment” is available from Quality Education Data Inc.

According to the survey of more than 7,400 school systems, which was conducted by Denver-based Quality Education Data Inc., a subsidiary of New York City-based Scholastic Inc., districts that met the AYP requirements spent an average of $147 per student on technology during the 2004-05 school year, and districts in which at least one school did not meet the AYP requirements spent $120. However, the survey did not take into account the socioeconomic status of the school districts.