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MLTI, Maine, education, technology


Maine, Technology, Education, Teaching, MLTI, CEPARE

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This report presents some early evaluation evidence on the effectiveness and impact of the implementation of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). The goal of the Year One evaluation, which is being conducted by the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI), is to provide policymakers and practitioners with information that will assist them in determining whether or not, and to what degree, the vision and goals of the MLTI are being achieved. The Year One design is focusing primarily on the students who entered seventh grade in September 2002, and their teachers and schools.

The MEPRI evaluation team has focused the Year One evaluation on obtaining answers to three key questions in three core areas. The core areas are Teachers and Teaching, Students and Learning, and Schools and Community. The three questions are:

  • 1. How are the laptops being used?
  • 2. What are the impacts of the laptops on teachers, students, and schools?
  • 3. Are there obstacles to full implementation of the MLTI?