Washington, DC (April 5, 2007)--The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) today released the following statement in response to a U.S. Department of Education study, titled "Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products." The study reported that 15 educational software products reviewed had no measurable impact on student performance outcomes. The three organizations urge readers to scrutinize the findings carefully, as even the Department states that the study "was not designed to assess the effectiveness of educational technology across its entire spectrum of uses..."

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