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Classroom Context: Computer Use


As part of the 2011 reading assessment, fourth-grade teachers were asked how often they use a computer to build and practice vocabulary. The percentage of students whose teachers responded in each category is below.

In your fourth-grade reading/language arts class this year, how often do your students use a computer or other technological resources to build and practice vocabulary?

A. Never or hardly ever
B. Once or twice a month
C. Once or twice a week
D. Every day or almost every day

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

In the fourth grade, 13 percent of students used a computer to build and practice vocabulary every day or almost every day, with 32 percent doing so once or twice a week. These percentages are higher than in 2009.

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