Education Week has released a State Technology Report which provides information regarding each state’s use of technology in education. The report is very complete and delivers information in many different ways. Texas scored an overall grade of B (the national average was a C+). We did a little better than the average, but we still have room for improvement. The report assembles information gathered in surveys of K-12 education across the country and includes assessments of each state’s policies regarding the integration of technology in the classroom. Some of the things that lowered our score were: the state doesn’t test students on technology; the state does not have any educator recertification requirements; and we lack technology-integration policies.
You may access the Texas report or any other state report by visiting Education Week and completing a free registration. Download and peruse the report, then post your comments about some of the things YOU think we can do to help Texas raise its grade!