Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
Prof. Lee Ann Townsend
Prof. Allison Wright
Dr. Chris Wilkens
Lack of support at home and in school can be seen as the reason for low standardized test scores and/or low literacy skills. This study reviews the impact of technology (specifically 1:1 iPads) on students’ summative assessments by quantitatively analyzing the results achieved by the same teacher over a two-year period. The assessment includes results for each school year. Additionally, this study qualitatively examines the lessons, the training, and the implementation of the technology by the cooperating teacher to better understand it’s benefits. Results show that students who were taught using iPads displayed more growth and higher scores compared to those who did not. This growth came as a result of better course content organization and more opportunities for communication by teacher and students alike.
Vowles, Michael, "Are You Afraid of Technology? Effects of 1:1 iPads on Standardized Assessment Scores" (2017). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 719.