EDST 220 Powerpoint - Accountability

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A ccount ability By: Emily Hill

Introduction to Accountability:

Introduction to Accountability Definition: Accountability in education is the action of holding teachers and schools accountable to a student’s academic success. - By salaries and funding it is held accountable. $66 Billion has been invested in school technology within the past decade. Legislators and the public are now looking for a return on their investments and asking for evidence of the efficacy and the overall, expenses and affect of technology in schools. The school will have to be held accountable for all of these past investments.

Issues to Solve:

Issues to Solve Questions - How do school authorities know that technology aims specifically at student achievement What are some factors to consider in technology support What resources do school districts have that are both positive and impactful to technology in education

Where to Start…:

Educators need to look at the research of: What factors relate to these learning goals? Where to Start… Technology in schools Student achievement

7 Key Conditions:

7 Key Conditions Students can both learn “from” and “with” computers.

Using Technology to Improve Student Engagement and Achievement:

Using Technology to Improve Student Engagement and Achievement

Student Examples:

Student Examples Gains in achievement Higher self-esteem and better attitudes towards learning special needs student Academic increase 311 different studies on technology in education showed:

Success Stories:

Success Stories TIP(Technology Immersion Pilot) Increase in Middle school math scores


Statistics Currently, 99% of schools with computers have accessible internet, as compared to only 35% back in 1994. Public schools have dramatically increased their progress in expanding internet. Early 1900’s Early 2000’s

Outcomes of Technology in the Classroom:

Outcomes of Technology in the Classroom Problem solving skills and a students’ reasoning skills are both improved and increased with the use of technology A teacher’s natural ability to teach is supported by the integration of technology. Brings more options to educating students Easily accessed from in the home or during school hours.

4 Challenges to the Digital Divide:

4 Challenges to the Digital Divide Technology is not valued. Educators are mistreated on the job. Student have limited access. Funding technology is strenuous.

Strategies to Address these Challenges:

Strategies to Address these Challenges Emphasize on culture’s role in education. Challenge perceptions on technology. Linking both technology and classroom activities. Provide outside school opportunities. Search for funding regardless.

Summary of Accountability:

Summary of Accountability In summary , educators and schools should be held accountable for the choices they make and how they choose to use their funding or resources. We should be asking ourselves, are the school board’s choices aimed towards student achievement and increase in academic scores? Technology is a wonderful learning experience and a device that should become more evident in the classroom.


Bibliography North Central Regional Laboratory (copyright). “Critical Issue: Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement”. Learning Point Associates, updated in 2005. Web. Date accessible: 1998. ISTE Policy Brief. “Technology and Student Achievement –The Indelible Link”. International Society for Technology in Education, last contribution: 2007. Web. Date issued: 1995. “Using Technology to Improve Student Engagement and Achievement:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOz31yN8qMA

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