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.
- 99.8% of classrooms have networked Internet connectivity.
- 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
- Intel-based Mac desktop or iBook/MacBook
- Netbooks purchased within the past two years.
- 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.
- 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
- 97.5% of classrooms have an LCD projector – 54,463 units across
- 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.