Schools’ use of technology linked to lower pupil test scores

17 September 2015

Further questions about the impact of technology in the classroom are being raised today, as new research links frequent computer usage to lower test scores.

A study being presented to BERA by Dr Tom Macintyre of the University of Edinburgh is the second this week to question whether education technology is being put to the best effect in lessons.

Young people who reported that computers were deeply incorporated into pupil learning by their schools tended to fare worse in maths tests than those working in less tech-focused classrooms, it found. For the full release, see here.