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The Making Learning Mobile 3.0 study takes an in-depth look at the impact of 1-to-1 tablet implementation, including Internet access outside the classroom, with Chicago Public Schools students. Kajeet, the industry leader for safe mobile student Internet connectivity, and Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit, announce the final results from the three-year-long study on the impact of mobile devices on teaching and learning. The project was sponsored by Kajeet with funding from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative.  To learn about the results of this study, register for the webinar on Thursday, Jan. 28th at 4pm EST.

Key Study Findings

  • Use of technology at home increased year-over-year. Sixty-nine percent of the 5th graders used the Internet-enabled tablets every day, at school and home, to support their learning this year, whereas last year, 51 percent of the students reported they rarely or never used technology at home to support schoolwork or homework assignments while in 4th grade.
  • Falconer Elementary students had the highest percentage of 5th graders scoring at or above the national average RIT (Rasch Unit) in math compared to other comparable Chicago schools, according to the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessment scores. 
  • Within one class of the cohort, the students’ average RIT score in math improved by 11.26 points from the spring 2014 to spring 2015- this was 24 percent higher than the overall 5th grade at the school. 
  • Students identified a change in their learning behaviors that resulted in increased learning opportunities. Sixty-eight percent stated they were more likely to complete homework assignments with Internet-enabled tablets and 76 percent said they had a greater interest in learning.  

There are still many schools without adequate wireless Internet connectivity to allow these devices to function to their full capability. Studies like this one show teachers, students, parents and administrators the value of not only the technology, but the necessity for connectivity as well.

Daniel Neal
CEO & Founder, Kajeet