Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effects of One-to-One Technology on Students in Schools with a High Population of Students from Low-Socioeconomic Households
by Persinger, Ryan J., Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2016, 146; 10253838
Abstract (Summary)

Low socioeconomic status is widespread throughout the United States (Makarewicz, 2013). Education is one factor to help people break the cycle of poverty (Payne, 2013). This study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of one-to-one technology on equipping students from low-income families with the education needed to break the cycle of generational poverty. A rural school district in southwest Missouri was selected for the study. Students, parents, and educators were surveyed to gain their perspectives concerning the efficiency of one-to-one technology. Data were gathered to assess the statistical differences in English II end-of-course exam scores, attendance rates, graduation rates, and free and reduced price meal counts prior to versus after the implementation of one-to-one technology. A t-test was performed on the data gathered. After analyzing the data, it was discovered attendance was least affected by the one-to-one technology program. Graduation rates unfortunately dropped; however, English II end-of-course exam scores increased, and free and reduced price meal counts decreased.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fransen, Shelly
Commitee: DeVore, Sherry, Mingus, Jeff
School: Lindenwood University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 78/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational evaluation, Secondary education
Keywords: Generational poverty, Technology
Publication Number: 10253838
ISBN: 978-1-369-47914-0
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