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1:1 Technology Initiatives

















































 

Berkshire Wireless Learning Initiative, Year 3 Full Evaluation Report
Damian Bebell and Rachel Kay
March 2009, 155 pages
This report is the final and full evaluation report provided
to the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Frederick Wireless Learning Initiative, Year 2 Student and Teacher Survey Results
Damian Bebell and Rachel Kay
October 2008, 91 pages
The current report summarizes the results from teacher
and student surveys that have been collected during the
first two years of the project implementation

Berkshire Wireless Learning Initiative, Year 2 Evaluation Report
Damian Bebell
September 2008, 118 pages
This report is the second annual report provided to the
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Technology Promoting Student Excellence: An Investigation of the First Year of 1:1 Computing in New Hampshire Middle Schools
Damian Bebell
June 2005, 49 pages (includes surveys)
Paper released as part of the Technology Promoting
Student Excellence: New Hampshire's 1 to 1
Laptop Program

Laptop Learning: A Comparison of Teaching and Learning in Upper Elementary Classrooms Equipped With Shared Carts of Laptops and Permanent 1:1 Laptops
Michael Russell, Damian Bebell, & Jennifer Higgins
February 2004, 17 pages
Paper published as part of the Laptop Learning:
An Examination of Upper Elementary Classrooms With
1 to 1 Student to Computer Ratios Program

An AlphaSmart for Each Student: Does Teaching and Learning Change with Full Access to Word Processors?
Michael Russell, Damian Bebell,
Jennifer Cowan, & Mary Corbelli
April 2002, 28 pages
Paper published as part of the study called,
"An AlphaSmart for Each Student"

Use & Effects of Instructional Technology











 

Elementary Teachers' Use of Technology: Characteristics of Teachers, Schools, and Districts Associated With Technology Use
Laura O'Dwyer, Michael Russell, & Damian Bebell
November 2003, 33 pages
Data from the USEiT study were analyzed to examine
the organizational characteristics that are associated
with technology use

Meta-Analysis: Writing with Computers 1992–2002
Amie Goldberg, Michael Russell, & Abigail Cook
December 2002, 46 pages

Computer-Based Accommodation Studies










 

Examining the Feasibility and Effect of Computer-Based Verbal Response to Open-Ended Reading Comprehension Test Items
Helena Miranda, Michael Russell,
Kevon Seeley, & Tom Hoffman
January 2005, 39 pages

Examining the Feasibility and Effect of a Computer-Based Read-Aloud Accommondation on Mathematics Test Performance
Helena Miranda , Michael Russell, &
Thomas Hoffmann
November 2004, 42 pages

Mode of Administrative Effects Studies




















































 

Examining the Effect of Text Editor and Robust Word Processor on Student Writing Test Performance
Jennifer Higgins, Michael Russell, &
Thomas Hoffmann
November 2004, 73 pages

Examining the Effect of Computer-Based Passage Presentation on Reading Test Performance
Jennifer Higgins, Michael Russell, &
Thomas Hoffmann
Released October 2004, 41 pages

Testing on Computers: A Follow-Up Study Comparing Performance on Computer and on Paper
Michael Russell
Released July 2002, 47 pages
Originally published in
Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 7(20), 1999

Bridging the Gap Between Testing and Technology in Schools
Michael Russell
July 2002, 9 pages
Originally published April 2000

Performance Differences According to Test Mode and Computer Familiarity on a Practice GRE
Amie Goldberg & Joseph Pedulla
April 2002, 16 pages
Originally published in 2002 in the
Journal of Educational and Psychological Measurement

The Influence of Computer-Print on Rater Scores
Michael Russell
April 2002, 17 pages

Effects of Computer Versus Paper Administrations of a State-Mandated Writing Assessment
Michael Russell & Tom Plati
December 2001, 34 pages

Does It Matter With What I Write? Comparing Performance On Paper, Computer and Portable Writing Devices
Michael Russell & Tom Plati
December 2001, 27 pages

New Applications of Technology Assessment

































 

Advancing Data Collection in the Digital Age: Methodological Challenges and Solutions in Educational Technology Research
Damian Bebell, Laura M. O'Dwyer,
Mike Russell, & Tom Hoffman
April 2007, 20 pages
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American
Educational Research Association

Assessing Effects of Technology on Learning: Limitations of Today's Standardized Tests
Michael Russell & Jennifer Higgins
August 2003, 9 pages

Computer-Based Testing and Validity: A Look Back and Into the Future
Michael Russell, Amie Goldberg, &
Kathleen O'Connor
Released August 2003, 18 pages

It's Time to Upgrade: Tests and Administration Procedures for the New Millennium
Michael Russell
April 2002, 13 pages
A modified version appears in Essays In Education,
Volume 1, Spring 2002

How Computer-based Technology Can Disrupt the Technology of Testing and Assessment
Michael Russell
April 2002, 20 pages
Commissioned by the National Research Council,
November 2001