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Classroom Context: Computer Use

As part of the 2009 mathematics assessment, fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-graders were asked the frequency with which they used computers for mathematics work. The full text of the question, the corresponding percentages, and scale scores of students whose teachers responded in each category are below.

How often do you use a computer for math at school?

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

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

Fourth-graders who reported never or hardly ever using a computer to do math at school (242) scored higher than students who reported a greater frequency of computer use (237, 240, 237, and 226 respectively).

scale scores, grade 4, computer use

NOTE: The NAEP Mathematics scale ranges from 0 to 500. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 Mathematics Assessment.

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