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Annual State Technology Survey

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Educational Technology

Dennis Small

The 2019-2020 technology survey was conducted between December 2019 and April 2020. A brief summary of the data is provided below along with the questions asked. The complete data set is available upon request from Dennis Small.

2019-20 Annual Technology Survey Snapshot

All 295 districts responded to our annual technology survey.

Internet Connectivity

  • Virtually all classrooms are networked with Internet connectivity.

Broadband Access

  • 99.7% of Washington school buildings have at least a 10 Mbps connection to the Internet, and 98.7% have at least a 100 Mbps connection.

Wireless Internet Access

  • 99.7% 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

  • A total of 1,194,396 instructional devices are in use (an increase of over 620,000 devices since 2014-15!)
  • 48.9% of instructional devices run ChromeOS (Chromebooks), 40.3% run Windows OS (primarily Windows 10), 7.6% run iOS (iPads), and 2.6% run Macintosh OS

Email Access

  • Nearly all K-12 certificated staff have email accounts provided by the school district.
  • 74% of students have a school-provided email account.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

  • 276 districts (93.8%) allow students or staff to connect personal devices to their district network, although 61 of those districts limit this to staff access only.

2019-2020 Tech Survey Questions