Schools that have failed to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) are "slightly below average" when it comes to giving their students access to technologies such as multimedia computers, laptops, and high-speed internet service, a new report finds.

Education research firm Market Data Retrieval (MDR) added a new focus area to its annual report that measures technology use in K-12 schools. This year "Technology in Education 2003" compares schools' technology penetration and use with student performance and whether the school is considered in need of improvement


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