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Classroom Context: Use of Computers for Science


As part of the 2009 science assessment, fourth- and eighth-graders were asked how often they used computers for science. The full text of the question, percentage of students whose teachers responded in each category, and scale scores of students for each response category are below.

In this school year, how often have you used computers for science?

A. Never or hardly ever
B. Once every few weeks
C. About once a week
D. Two or three times a week
E. Every day or almost every day

Grade 4
Grade 8

Approximately 78 percent of fourth-graders in large city schools reported using a computer for science once every few weeks or less frequently.

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