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Annual State Technology Survey

Contact Information

Educational Technology

Dennis Small
360-725-6384

The technology survey is conducted annually to collect updated information about instructional technology and connectivity access for K-12 schools in Washington. This year's survey closed in late March, and complete results can be obtained by contacting Dennis Small at OSPI.

2018-2019 Tech Survey Questions

2018-19 Annual Technology Survey Snapshot

294 of 295 districts responded to the annual technology survey.

Internet Connectivity

  • Virtually all classrooms are networked with Internet connectivity.

Broadband Access

  • 99.8% of Washington school buildings have at least a 10 Mbps connection to the Internet, and 99% have at least a 100 Mbps connection.

Wireless Internet Access

  • 99.4% of Washington school buildings provide some degree of wireless access to the Internet. Of those buildings, over 97% provide access throughout the entire building.

Instructional Devices

  • Of the total 1,120,853 instructional devices in use (an increase of over 550,000 devices since 2014-15!), over 80% are portable laptops, netbooks, or tablets
  • 45.4% of instructional devices run ChromeOS (Chromebooks), 41.6% run Windows OS (primarily Windows 10), 10.4% run iOS (iPads), and 2.3% run Macintosh OS

Email Access

  • Nearly all K-12 certificated staff have email accounts provided by the school district.
  • 71.6% of students have a school-provided email account.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

  • 270 districts (91.8%) allow students or staff to connect personal devices to their district network, although 53 of those districts limit this to staff access only.