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2008 Maine's Middle School Laptop Program: Creating Better Writers

Date: 2008
Author: David L. Silvernail and Aaron K. Gritter
Affiliation: Maine Education Policy Research, University of Southern Maine Office
Keywords: laptops, writing; improving student writing


Year 8 writing test scores for two groups of students were examined for school years 2000 and 2005. Groups included all 8th grade laptop students, students who did not use laptops during all phases of the writing process, and students who used laptops during all phases of the writing process.

Key Findings:

Evidence in the report indicates that using laptops in all phases helped students to become better writers in general, not just while using laptops.

Source Article: http://www.mainelearns.org/story_detail?story_id=752