Table 1-A
State standards and policies regarding K–12 teaching with and learning about technology, by academic year: 2004–09
(Number of states)
 
Standard/policy  2003–04  2004–05  2005–06  2006–07  2007–08  2008–09  Change,
2004–09
 
Standards for students include technology 45 48 48 48 48 50 +5
Students tested on technology 3 3 4 4 5 13 +10
Standards for teachers include technology 38 40 40 45 44 46 +8
Requirements for initial teaching license include technology coursework or test 22 20 21 19 19 21 -1
Technology training or testing, or participation in technology-related professional development required for recertification 10 10 9 9 10 10 0
 

SOURCES: Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, "Breaking Away from Tradition: E-Education Expands Opportunities for Raising Achievement," Education Week: Technology Counts 2009 28(26) (2009); Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, "STEM: The Push to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics," Education Week: Technology Counts 2008 27(30) (2008); Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, "A Digital Decade," Education Week: Technology Counts 2007 26(30) (2007); Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, "The Information Edge: Using Data to Accelerate Achievement," Education Week: Technology Counts 2006 25(35) (2006); Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, "Electronic Transfer: Moving Technology Dollars in New Directions," Education Week: Technology Counts 2005 24(35) (2005); Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, "Global Links: Lessons from the World," Education Week: Technology Counts 2004 23(35) (2004). Based on annual surveys of chief state technology officials. See appendix table 1-18.

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