Lower Marks for students with computers at home

A study in Washington reported that students with home computers students are found to fetch lower scores once these technologies arrive at home. The responses to computer-use questions included on North Carolina's mandated End-of-Grade tests (EOGs) were analsyed by Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd, professors at the Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy.

Students reported how frequently they use a home computer for schoolwork, watch television or read for pleasure. The study was conducted between 2000 and 2005, a period when home computers and high-speed Internet access expanded dramatically. The sample size numbered more than 1,50,000 students. The data allowed researchers to compare the same student's reading and math scores before and after acquiring a home computer. It was reported that kids in the middle grades were mostly using computers to socialise and play games. It was concluded that home computers were put to a more productive use in housleholds were parental monitoring was more effective.

"Exciting news! Elets Education is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest insights!" Click here!