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Classroom Context: Computer Use

As part of the 2009 mathematics assessment, fourth- and eighth-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

Fifty-seven percent of fourth-graders in large city schools reported never or hardly ever using a computer for math at school.

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