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Wisconsin – TAPP Overvew

In 2003, ED awarded $15 million in multi-year, evaluation grants to 9 states, including Arkansas, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The studies conducted scientifically-based research on how technology impacts student achievement in elementary and secondary education. Final reports were published in 2007.

Wisconsin took part in the “Wisconsin Proposal to Study the Effectiveness of Two Models of Implementing Educational Technology” in order to evaluate the impact of using technology within two constructivist models when implemented by teachers teaching seventh and eighth grade science and social studies. The study found that, in general, the teachers indicated moderate levels of computer and technology use with some significant differences over time and between the control and experimental groups.

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