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With the continuing decline in costs of technology, programs are proliferating worldwide to put networked laptop computers into the hands of millions of students on a routine basis. The reasons policy-makers support these programs are based on economic arguments, equity concerns, and widespread interest in education reform. Studies of laptop programs in(More)
With the growing need to adapt to external competitive demands and internal accountability mechanisms, schools and school systems have built up large-scale information systems with data from standardized tests and with administrative data. With reference to findings in research on management information systems, key aspects and constraints of data-driven(More)
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The Education Development Center's Center for Children and Technology (CCT) conducted a three year study of a large-scale data reporting system, developed by the Grow Network for New York City's Department of Education. This paper presents a framework based on two years of research exploring the intersection of decision-support technologies, educators, and(More)
Through initiatives like Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) Intel® has been collaborating with governments and policy-makers to create new national standards and national assessments. But Intel's professional development programs help teachers use assessment for learning as part of a 21 st century learning environment. In this paper, we(More)
This paper presents a case study of the process by which one school district adopts and implements a curriculum and technology innovation developed in another. Fundamentally, the effort described in this work focus on the challenges of " scaling-up " innovation, the act of taking innovation from one or few initial development locations to other(More)
Executive Summary Khan Academy is an online platform offering educational videos and exercises in various content areas. As a free online learning resource, Khan Academy has awakened intense interest among foundations, multilateral organizations, policy makers, and educators about how this tool can help meet the educational challenges facing countries(More)