Tennessee EdTech Launch – TAPP Overview
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.
The Tennessee EdTech Launch (TnETL) program provided full-time, on-site technology coaches to prepare teachers to create and implement lessons that engage students in critical thinking and to promote the use of computers as tools in order to increase learning. The TnETL program demonstrated progress in changing school culture to benefit students through the use of technology.