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Digital instructional materials outpace print, study says

By Laura Devaney
March 23rd, 2015

Study reveals that the digital resource market is growing faster than the overall K-12 market

digital-materialsTeachers now are using more digital instructional materials than print materials in the classroom, according to a new study from Education Market Research (EMR)/Simba Information.

The Shift to Digital in Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies is the product of several EMR surveys: EMR’s Supplemental Products Market: 2014 survey, conducted in the Summer 2014, and EMR’s latest Social Studies Market survey, conducted in the Fall 2014. Supporting evidence also comes from EMR’s surveys of the Reading, Mathematics, and Science/STEM market segments.

According to data compiled through these surveys, digital resources, and the companies producing them, are growing much faster than the K-12 school market as a whole.

Next page: Findings from the study