Education Technology Survey Results 2010-11
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2010-11 Annual Technology Survey Snapshot

293 districts responded to our annual technology survey.

Standards for Technology Proficiency

  • 212 school districts have technology standards for students. In 142 districts, tech standards are mandatory.
  • 158 districts have technology standards for teachers. In 84 districts, these standards are mandatory.
  • 54 districts have technology standards for paraprofessionals. In 19 districts, these standards are mandatory.
  • 129 districts have technology standards for educational leaders. In 62 districts, these standards are mandatory.

Internet Connectivity

  • 99.8% of classrooms have networked Internet connectivity.

Standards-based Computers

  • The ratio of students to standards-based networked computers with Internet connectivity is 4.0 to 1, while the ratio of students to all computers is 2.76 to 1.
  • 28% of instructional computers in use do not meet state-recommended minimum standards.
  • Of the total 374,972 instructional computers in use, 44% are located in computer labs or libraries.

Generally, standard represents a 4-year old or newer computer. The metric is processing power. So, school laptops or desktop PCs must be built with this processor level or higher.

  • Intel or AMD based Pentium IV 2.8 GhZ or higher, or Dual Core desktop or laptop
  • Intel-based Mac desktop or iBook/MacBook
  • Netbooks purchased within the past two years.

Email Access

  • Nearly all K-12 certificated staff have e-mail accounts provided by their school district.
  • 152,763 of our 1,035,330 K-12 students have e-mail accounts provided by their school district.

Technology

  • Teachers and kids can take advantage of 48,858 document cameras and 13,426 interactive whiteboards – present in an average of 82.3% and 22.6% of state classrooms.
  • 97.5% of classrooms have an LCD projector – 54,463 units across Washington.
  • 87,331 portable computers — laptops and net books — are available for class activities and learning projects.
  • About 14.8% of the computers run Macintosh OS, 84.5% run Windows.

Computer Access Outside Class

  • 67%+ of state schools provide computer access outside class time, split between before school, after school or during free periods. On average 50.9 computers are available in these schools for student use.
  • In 10% of our schools, students can take laptops or smart keyboards home. There are, on average, 68.2 computers available.

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