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Spending on Technology Is Correlated With AYP

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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.

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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.

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