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Results from Maine's 1:1 iPad Deployment

Feb 22, 2012

ONE ON ONE: Maine's Auburn school district, which if you remember made some splash for implementing a 1:1 iPad program for kindergarteners, just released results from a nine-week study that suggests that, yes, this ambitious plan did work in the case of raising these students' literacy skills. Method: half of the sixteen K classes (129 out of 266 students) got iPads and did pre- and post-test assessment. Students in both groups made modest improvements in their performance on benchmark assessments--but the differences between the two groups were generally not statistically significant. One exception: students with iPads improved their phonetical awareness, or ability to represent sounds with letters.

Research

Results from Maine's 1:1 iPad Deployment

Feb 22, 2012

ONE ON ONE: Maine's Auburn school district, which if you remember made some splash for implementing a 1:1 iPad program for kindergarteners, just released results from a nine-week study that suggests that, yes, this ambitious plan did work in the case of raising these students' literacy skills. Method: half of the sixteen K classes (129 out of 266 students) got iPads and did pre- and post-test assessment. Students in both groups made modest improvements in their performance on benchmark assessments--but the differences between the two groups were generally not statistically significant. One exception: students with iPads improved their phonetical awareness, or ability to represent sounds with letters.

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