Electronic Transfer: Moving Technology Dollars in New Directions

May 17, 2005

The No Child Left Behind Act requires a lot of monitoring and measuring on the part of states and school districts. To keep track of data, states are spending millions of dollars to build powerful high-tech systems. Careful data reporting is important—but states are shifting their focus away from putting high-quality instructional technologies, such as personal computers and learning software, into classrooms, according to Education Week's eighth annual Technology Counts report.