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Lawmakers who drafted NCLB wanted to make sure that all students were exposed to computers and the internet and understood how to use these tools at an early age, so they would be prepared for a society and a workforce that are increasingly driven by technology. But unlike the law's mandates in the core curriculum areas, there are no testing requirements or accountability measures when it comes to ensuring technology literacy.

States erratic on IT literacy
Lack of oversight hinders enforcement

Laura Ascione

eSchool News
March 13, 2006

Lawmakers who drafted NCLB wanted to make sure that all students were exposed to computers and the internet and understood how to use these tools at an early age, so they would be prepared for a society and a workforce that are increasingly driven by technology. But unlike the law's mandates in the core curriculum areas, there are no testing requirements or accountability measures when it comes to ensuring technology literacy.

As a result, nearly four years after NCLB was first implemented, states appear to be all over the map in terms of ensuring the technology proficiency of their students, an informal investigation by eSchool News has learned.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=6195

Published Thursday, Mar. 23, 2006

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States erratic on IT literacy

States erratic on IT literacy
Lack of oversight hinders enforcement

Laura Ascione

eSchool News
March 13, 2006

Lawmakers who drafted NCLB wanted to make sure that all students were exposed to computers and the internet and understood how to use these tools at an early age, so they would be prepared for a society and a workforce that are increasingly driven by technology. But unlike the law's mandates in the core curriculum areas, there are no testing requirements or accountability measures when it comes to ensuring technology literacy.

As a result, nearly four years after NCLB was first implemented, states appear to be all over the map in terms of ensuring the technology proficiency of their students, an informal investigation by eSchool News has learned.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=6195

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