A new study by researchers at Columbia University suggests that West Virginia's use of educational technology has directly led to significant gains in reading, math, and language skills among the state's K-6 students.


Commissioned by the Milken Exchange on Education Technology, the report marks the first time a long-term statewide technology program has been studied for its effectiveness in schools--and some of the first real evidence supporting the use of computers to improve basic skills in the early grades.


The study examined West Virginia's Basic Skills/Computer Education (BS/CE) program, one of the nation's longest-running statewide programs for implementing technology in education.

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