An Examination of the Correlation between Teacher Perception of Technology Integration and Student Success on Standardized Achievement Tests
Tuesday, March 7 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
The purpose of this research is to identify a relationship between teacher’s perceptions of technology use in the classroom and achievement levels on standardized testing in rural Texas. The Texas Education Agency gathers and makes available test scores of its K-12 schools, as well as maintaining an online portal for the purpose of ascertaining educator’s observations of technology usage within their educational space. It is important to not only study technology adoption in schools, but also the impact it has on the quality of education. To that end, the anticipated outcome is a positive correlation between higher technology awareness and students test scores. However, no correlation was found. The findings of this study may be useful in determining how strong a bond there is between these two variables, as well as a secondary purpose to discuss if there are better ways to collect, and more accurately show, individual teacher technology assessments.