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					End of Year Report on the Wireless One-to-One Initiative at Business Careers High School

Program Evaluation Committee Northside Independent School District

Submitted to the NISD Board of Trustees Academics Committee and Superintendent Dr. John Folks August 9, 2007

End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative

Table of Contents

Executive Summary .............................................................................................................................. 3 Survey of Teachers ............................................................................................................................... 6 Survey of Students .............................................................................................................................. 17 Survey of Parents ................................................................................................................................ 27 Financial Data ..................................................................................................................................... 33 Enrollment Data .................................................................................................................................. 35 TAKS Data .......................................................................................................................................... 36 Attendance Data .................................................................................................................................. 37 Discipline Data.................................................................................................................................... 38

Program Evaluation Committee Members
Geri Berger, Principal, Brandeis High School Phil Linerode, Specialist, Testing and Evaluation Kelly Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Technology Services Joyce Stevens, Director, Academic Technology Services Lorraine Trawick, Coordinator, Academic Technology Services

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative

Executive Summary
Implemented in 2006-2007, the wireless one-to-one initiative at Business Careers High School (BCHS) provided laptops for all students and teachers, wireless connectivity throughout the campus, classroom projectors, classroom printers, and significantly increased access to a wide range of software, electronic documents, the Internet, and other digital resources for teaching and learning. The program, funded through 2009-2011, has five primary goals: 1. Improving student academic achievement through appropriate use of technology 2. Increasing the marketability and academic competitiveness of BCHS students by preparing them more effectively for today‟s technology-driven workplaces and universities 3. Increasing equity of access to technology and digital resources by BCHS students, thereby reducing the digital divide 4. Improving the quality of student-centered, differentiated instruction at BCHS 5. Utilizing technology to assist BCHS in becoming the premier business magnet school in the nation The data examined in this first annual program evaluation report includes:       Teacher, student, and parent surveys Financial data Enrollment data TAKS data Attendance data Discipline data

Some Key Findings Teachers‟ overall competency in the use of the laptop for instruction increased in 17 of 19 areas measured, while students‟ overall competency in the use of the laptop for instruction increased in 17 of 17 areas measured.

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative Teachers and students agree that three of the top four uses of the laptops in the classroom are to complete homework, short term assignments, and worksheets; edit and revise written assignments; and research/acquire information from the Internet and other electronic sources.  As laptops are being integrated into their classrooms for instruction: o 94% of teachers agree or strongly agree that they have been able to adapt their classroom management and teaching to incorporate technology-infused lessons o 94% of teachers agree or strongly agree that their role in the classroom has changed to that as a facilitator and that their teaching techniques have improved o 94% of teachers agree or strongly agree that students now have more personalized learning opportunities, compared with 86% of students o 88% of students agree or strongly agree that they are acquiring a set of skills that is helping them prepare for their future o Over 80% of students report they are more likely to revise and edit their work and that they now produce higher quality work. o Students report that they now use computers at school nearly five times more frequently than they did before the program began o Nearly one-third of students admit that they have difficulty limiting off-task behavior and focusing on academic objectives  Of all the infrastructure, hardware, and software components of this initiative, the teachers are the most satisfied/happy with the ceiling-mounted digital projectors in their classrooms.      Knowing what they know now, 100% of the teachers would choose to participate in this program again. 91% of students would rather have a different type of laptop bag than the one provided. 84% of parents report that the laptop has improved their own computer skills 90% of parents believe that the $60 annual fee is a reasonable cost. Student enrollment at BCHS from 2005-06 to 2006-07 increased 38% after the wireless initiative was implemented. The projected enrollment for next year is 670 students, which represents a 22% increase from 2006-07 to 2007-08.

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative  The program was $281,362 under budget in its first full year of implementation, and still met or exceeded 100% of the planned activities and deliverables. Similar savings are expected for the second year of the program.  The number of PEIMS-reported discipline incidents, per 100 students enrolled, decreased by 27%; PEIMS-reported discipline actions, per 100 students enrolled, decreased by 19%.

With the full support of the District leadership and the Board, the evaluation committee feels strongly that year one of the wireless one-to-one computing initiative at BCHS has been very successful. Sustained over time, the committee believes that this program has the potential to exponentially increase the success of BCHS students and the success of the campus as a whole.

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative

Survey of Teachers

Seventeen teachers responded to the voluntary online survey. As promised, their identities in response to the specific items will remain confidential. What grade level(s) do you teach? (Check all that apply.) ��9 Grade Count Percent 9 5 29.4% 9-10-11-12 8 47.1% 9-10-12 1 5.9% ��10 ��11 ��12 10-11-12 1 5.9%

1.

10-11 2 11.8%

2.

Which subject(s) do you teach? (Check all that apply.) ��Language Arts/English ��Social Studies ��Business Subject Count Percent ELA 3 17.6% Soc. Stud. 3 17.6% Bus. 11 64.7%

3.

For how many years have you been teaching? (Count this year.) ��1 - 5 ��6-10 ��11 – 15 ��16 or more Years Count Percent 1-5 2 11.8% 6-10 7 41.2% 11-15 3 17.6% 16 or more 5 29.4%

4.

Do you have access to the Internet at home? �� Yes Yes Count Percent 17 100%

��No No 0 0%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 5. How would you rate your overall competency in the use of the laptop for instruction? (Burgundy items link to the student survey.)     A statistical analysis of the data showed that the level of skill significantly increased (i.e., “real growth”) over the course of the year in 12 of 19 areas. The level of skill increased somewhat in five additional areas. No growth occurred in one area Skill decreased in one area

Beginner = I am just learning how to use this Moderate = I am comfortable using this Advanced = I can help teach others

Before Laptop Initiative
Never used Beginner Moderate Advanced Never used

Now
Beginner Moderate Advanced

Personal Skills with Applications MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) PhotoStory Inspiration One Note Adobe Multimedia (Dreamweaver, Illustrator, etc.) Gathering Information Internet Search Engines Online Databases UnitedStreaming Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Inspiration Excel, to include Graphing Google Earth Communication/Publishing PowerPoint Publisher PhotoStory Dreamweaver Illustrator Gaggle E-Mail Lesson Planning, Delivery, and Evaluation Incorporating rubrics, TIPPA components, and/or Quia, etc. Curriculum Management System

0.0% 88.2% 58.8% 88.2% 47.1% 0.0% 5.9% 64.7% 75.5% 11.8% 64.7%

5.9% 11.8% 29.4% 5.9% 35.3% 5.9% 29.4% 29.4% 25.0% 23.5% 23.5%

41.2% 0.0% 5.9% 5.9% 11.8% 41.2% 29.4% 5.9% 0.0% 23.5% 5.9%

52.9% 0.0% 5.9% 0.0% 5.9% 52.9%

0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 6.3% 5.9% 0.0%

5.9% 58.8% 35.3% 43.8% 58.8% 5.9% 17.6% 29.4% 29.4% 17.6% 47.1%

17.6% 29.4% 35.3% 37.5% 29.4% 35.3% 35.3% 29.4% 41.2% 29.4% 29.4%

76.5% 11.8% 23.5% 12.5% 5.9% 58.8% 41.2% 17.6% 17.6% 47.1% 23.5%

35.3% 5.9% 0.0% 23.5% 0.0% 11.8% 41.2% 5.9% 5.9% 0.0%

5.9% 23.5% 82.4% 64.7% 64.7% 82.4%

17.6% 23.5% 11.8% 17.6% 23.5% 11.8%

23.5% 29.4% 5.9% 11.8% 5.9% 0.0%

52.9% 5.9% 23.5% 17.6% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 12.5% 5.9% 17.6% 5.9% 23.5%

5.9% 23.5% 64.7% 62.5% 64.7% 11.8%

11.8% 17.6% 29.4% 18.8% 11.8% 29.4%

76.5% 41.2% 5.9% 6.3% 5.9% 35.3%

17.6% 17.6%

23.5% 23.5%

47.1% 47.1%

11.8% 17.6% 11.8% 11.8%

23.5% 29.4%

47.1% 58.8%

11.8% 0.0%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 6. How often do students in your classroom use their laptops to do the following? (Burgundy items link to the student survey.) A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a frequency of use ranking in 11 areas measured as follows:
Never 3-4 times per year 0.0% 0.0% 11.8% 17.6% 23.5% 5.9% 5.9% 17.6% 17.6% 18.2% 5.9% Monthly Weekly Daily Freq. of Use Rank 1 *2 *2 3 *4 *4 5 6 7 8 9

Complete homework / short-term assignments / worksheets Analyze and process data and information Edit/revise written assignments (research papers, essays, etc.) Research information for assignments using items such as the Internet or library online data bases Create projects to show what has been learned (Power Points, web pages, multimedia projects, videos, etc.) Teach other students Take notes in class Work on assignments in small groups Communicate using e-mail Teach the teachers Take a quiz, test or assessment

6.3% 5.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.8% 11.8% 5.9% 17.6% 18.2% 29.4%

6.3% 29.4% 17.6% 5.9% 23.5% 17.6% 23.5% 29.4% 11.8% 27.3% 17.6%

43.8% 23.5% 35.3% 52.9% 29.4% 47.1% 41.2% 35.3% 29.4% 18.2% 35.3%

43.8% 41.2% 35.3% 23.5% 23.6% 17.6% 17.6% 11.8% 23.5% 18.2% 11.8%

* Tie in frequency of use ranking

7. In an average week you may utilize various instructional methods. Generally, what percentage of the time do you use these various strategies in your laptop classroom? (Total must sum to 100%.) The intent of this question was to gauge whether or not the laptop was used to facilitate differentiated instruction. A decrease in whole class instruction and increases in small group and individual instruction occurred.

I instruct and work with… …the whole class … students independently … students in small groups Total

Before Laptop Initiative

Now

53.0% 29.5% 17.5% 100%

51.7% 29.6% 18.7% 100%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 8. Indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most agreement level ranking in 12 areas measured as follows:

As laptops are being integrated in my classroom… … my teaching has adapted to incorporate technology-infused lessons. … my ability to explore topics in greater depth with my students has increased. … my role in the classroom has changed to that of a facilitator. … my access to curricular content has expanded and the content has become richer. … my classroom management has adapted to laptop usage. … my teaching techniques have improved. … my instruction can be individualized to better fit student needs. … I am more energized and motivated about my teaching. … my instructional goals are better met. … I need to learn more skills to more effectively use them in teaching. … my classroom climate has improved. … I can more effectively create lesson plans, activities and instructional materials that align to the TEKS.

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Most Agreement Rank

50% 56.3% 35.3% 37.5% 25.0% 11.8% 18.8% 31.3% 12.5% 25.0% 23.5% 12.5%

43.8% 25.0% 58.8% 50.0% 68.8% 82.4% 68.8% 43.8% 68.8% 43.8% 35.3% 56.3%

6.3% 18.8% 5.9% 12.5% 6.3% 5.9% 12.5% 25.0% 18.8% 25.0% 41.2% 31.3%

0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0%

1 2 3 4 5 *6 *6 *6 7 8 9 10

* Tie in most agreement level ranking

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 9. Indicate your sense of effectiveness to the different types of professional development activities and/or support for laptop use. A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most effective level ranking in 9 areas measured as follows:

Not Applicable

Very Effective Effective

Somewhat Effective

Most Not Effective Effective Rank

Learning from another teacher Technology Support Center (H210) Learning on my own One-week development of technology-infused lessons Learning from students Just-in-time training in class Policies and procedures for the laptop program. Four-day Wireless Retreat A series of half-day teacher pull outs throughout the school year

0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 21.4% 0.0% 12.5%

43.8% 43.8% 50.0% 42.9% 12.5% 12.5% 0.0%

56.3% 43.8% 31.3% 7.1% 87.5% 43.8% 66.7% 31.3% 18.8%

0.0% 6.3% 18.8% 28.6% 0.0% 25.0% 26.7% 50.0% 50.0%

0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.3% 6.7% 6.3% 18.8%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

0.0% 0.0%

12.5% 12.5%

10. Indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. (Burgundy items link to the student survey – black items are only on teacher survey.) A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most agreement level ranking in 9 areas measured as follows:
Now that they have a laptop, my students… … have more personalized learning opportunities. … need additional computer literacy skills. … are more actively involved in their own learning. … are more likely to revise/edit their work. … produce higher quality work. … communicate with me more frequently. … critically analyze Internet content more effectively. … are more motivated to do schoolwork. … are more organized.
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Most Agreement Rank

29.4% 35.3% 23.5% 11.8% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 0.0%

64.7% 41.2% 41.2% 41.2% 56.3% 52.0% 58.8% 29.4% 29.4%

5.9% 23.5% 35.3% 47.1% 31.3% 47.1% 35.3% 52.9% 64.7%

0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 5.9% 11.8% 5.9%

1 2 3 4 5 *6 *6 7 8

* Tie in most agreement level ranking

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most agreement level ranking in 6 areas measured as follows:
Now that laptops have been incorporated into my instruction, I more frequently… … seek new ways to add to my technology skills. … encourage/model wise choices about the electronic tools to use to accomplish a task. … challenge students to do their own thinking, build their own answers and interpret information, using new technologies with discretion. … expect students to do more of the thinking – analyzing, interpreting, inferring and synthesizing. … use project-based assessments to gauge student progress, work and effort. … present the class with a challenge or issue, point them to a large collection of relevant resources and expect them to figure things out.
Most Agreement Rank

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

35.3% 41.2% 35.3% 29.4% 29.4% 11.8%

64.7% 47.1% 52.9% 58.8% 58.8% 70.6%

0.0% 11.8% 11.8% 11.8% 11.8% 17.6%

0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

1 2 3 *4 *4 5

* Tie in most agreement level ranking

11. How satisfied have you been with the following? (Burgundy items link to the student survey – black items are only on teacher survey.) A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most satisfied level ranking in 4 infrastructure areas measured as follows:
… infrastructure components? Ceiling-mounted digital projectors Campus wireless connectivity/access Access to printers (Follow me) Net Storage
Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied Most Satisfied Rank

87.5% 75.0% 76.5% 31.3%

12.5% 18.8% 17.6% 50.0%

0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 18.8%

0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 0.0%

1 2 3 4

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A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most satisfied level ranking in 17 laptop and accessories areas measured as follows:
… laptop components? Flash drive Battery switching Screen CD/DVD drive Software Battery life Ports (USB, Firewire, printer) Microphone & speakers Size of laptop Size of hard drive Keyboard Processing speed Teacher laptop bag RAM Memory Weight of laptop Student personal flash drive Student laptop bag
Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied Most Satisfied Rank

94.1% 76.5% 70.6% 76.5% 70.6% 70.6% 64.7% 64.7% 64.7% 50.0% 47.1% 52.9% 52.9% 47.1% 41.2% 25.0% 11.8%

5.9% 23.5% 29.4% 17.6% 29.4% 29.4% 35.3% 29.4% 23.5% 43.8% 41.2% 29.4% 29.4% 35.3% 29.4% 43.8% 47.1%

0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 11.8% 6.3% 11.8% 17.6% 17.6% 11.8% 29.4% 31.3% 35.3%

0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9%

1 2 *3 *3 *3 *3 4 5 6 7 *8 *8 *8 9 10 11 12

* Tie in most satisfied level ranking

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 12. Check five of the following applications for which you would most like to receive more indepth professional development: Office Suite �� Access �� Excel �� PowerPoint �� Publisher �� Word Studio 8 �� Dreamweaver �� Fireworks �� Flash Adobe Creative Suite �� PhotoShop �� Illustrator �� InDesign Miscellaneous �� Inspiration �� Google Earth �� Producer �� Photo Story �� OneNote �� Audacity �� MovieMaker �� NetStorage �� Gaggle

The 17 teachers chose 60 areas for additional professional development. Application Dreamweaver MovieMaker Flash PhotoStory OneNote Audacity PowerPoint Publisher Inspiration Producer NetStorage Gaggle Access Excel Word Google Earth Percent of Teachers Choosing this Application 15.0% 11.7% 10.0% 10.0% 6.7% 6.7% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 3.3% 3.3% 1.7% 1.7%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 13. Knowing what you know now, would you choose to participate in another wireless initiative?

Seventeen teachers responded to this question. The responses were:
1. Yes. (8 responses) 2. Absolutely, wouldn't miss it for the world. 3. Of course. It really was not that different from the desktops. There needs to be a lot more education of the students on care and use of their laptops. 4. For each wireless training 1/2 day, follow up with time for teachers to apply learning to classroom planning, activities with other teachers. 5. Absolutely, no doubt. 6. Yes, as long as it pertains to the classes and curriculum that I teach. I feel the first year is a probationary period to see and improve what should and needs to be given as training. 7. Without any hesitation, YES!!!!!!! 8. Absolutely!!! It has been an exciting way to approach teaching my content area. 9. Yes, while the initial initiative was challenging, it all worked out in the end. It was a great experience! 10. Yes, it has been very helpful.

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 14. What is the one thing that if changed would most improve the wireless initiative?

Fifteen teachers responded to this question. The responses were:
1. Better instruction at the beginning of the year by all teachers on consequences of inappropriate use and responsibility for using laptops as a learning tool. 2. Release it to Seniors & Juniors who need to learn laptop methods for instruction so as to be better prepared for college. Don't issue to freshman as the majority of them have yet to reach a level of maturity & responsibility for equipment & assignments. 3. Have a less restrictive environment. a. Less security on the teachers' laptops as on the desktops. b. Students, and possibly the parents, need more training about how the students can effectively utilize their laptops rather than just by playing games, listening to music, and watching videos. They don't use it to stay caught up in their work, but rather, they use it for personal entertainment. 4. TIME....We never seem to have time to develop units. 5. Allow the teachers, to have more freedom to research on laptop. Do not oppress the information. All Parents much attend the wireless training with the students at the beginning of the year. No exceptions. Also, hold a "Technology Night" once in the fall and once in the spring so parents can see if the laptops are working out for their student. 6. To have the parents along with the students to have extensive laptop training on policies and procedures. For the teachers to have more freedom using the laptops. 7. Can't answer with 1 item. How about 2? More RAM in the laptops so that they approach the speed level of the desktops. [I know that the HD in the laptops are no way similar in speed to the desktops]. 2. Location of ceiling projector makes student screen observation nearly impossible. 8. Laptop bags and weight of the laptops....Also, Students can easily copy daily assignments on their flash drive and change their names ...in a matter of seconds...it would be beneficial to have some kind of password protected documents to ensure authenticity. 9. Allow the teachers to have more time at the beginning of the initiative. It was difficult trying to help the students when we were experiencing the same problems. 10. Provide Net Support in order to monitor the students’ laptops during class time. 11. That my laptop when work when I am on business travel. 12. Better email that students would be more willing to use--most of them don't like gaggle because it is so slow. 13. Time to plan laptop activities into curriculum with other level teachers. 14. Train individual teachers more in depth. Then when a question comes up during the year it can be dealt with 'at the teaching moment.' 15. Teach the core teachers (English, Social Studies, etc.)how to use the computer for our stuff instead of trying to teach us how to teach the kids to use it. I teach History. My classroom is not set up for computers. I can't see their screens. They have not been cooperative when it comes to doing projects on the computer. Mostly in my class they try to play games, check their grades, and get on sites that they, supposedly, can't get to.

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 15. What has been the best part of the wireless initiative? Seventeen teachers responded to this question. The responses were:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The attraction of more students to BCHS and the rejuvenation of our program. Portability - not tied to computer lab. The enthusiasm of the kids. More types of software and updated software to teach the students. Individuality of lessons and multiple testing opportunities. Students may take retests easily. I believe the ease of getting information to the students. Students are not able to avoid having the work from the teacher. No more, I lost it? Communication is much better now. I hope I am saving more paper, by having students either e-mail or place work in net storage. That our school has kept up with technology for the faculty and students. Learning & expanding my own prowess through individual use & student teaching teacher. I know now how much more the field is wide open for next year based on the quantum leaps learned this year. Will do more with the students at an earlier time frame. Initial training of students takes a while to do, but once the students know what you want & how you want it, they can take off at their own pace & almost literally teach themselves. All of it!!! Classroom access to research resources. The best part was being able to work with the students all over campus. We were not limited to inside the classroom. Also, it has allowed the students to stay current with technology. The students can work on assignments at home using their laptops. Instant access; not having to go to the computer labs, internet/research available on demand; helpful when you have Holmes students in your classroom and they have internet access! The constant access to technology! I have enjoyed having access to so much more online to share with the students. It interests them to do research on their own on the internet. May 21st My wonderful overhead projector. I use it all the time. UnitedStreaming videos. I show more clips. I love it.

7. 8.

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

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Survey of Students
Four hundred six (406) students responded to the voluntary online survey. As promised, their identities in response to the specific items will remain confidential. ��9 �� 10 �� 11 �� 12
9 213 52.5% 10 94 23.2% 11 49 12.1% 12 50 12.3%

1. Grade Level:

Grade Level Count Percent

2. Gender:

�� Female
Gender Count Percent

�� Male
Male 180 44.3% Female 226 55.7%

3. Other than your laptop, does your family have a computer at home? 3a. If Yes, do you have access to the computer at home? 3b. If Yes, do you have access to the Internet at home?
Computer at home Yes No 88.0% 12.0% Access to the computer at home 97.2% N/A

��Yes ��No ��Yes ��No ��Yes ��No
Internet access 88.8% 11.2%

4. Before you received your laptop, how often did you use a computer at school? (Include time spent before and after classes, lunch time and class time.) �� Never �� 1 – 5 hours per week �� 6 – 10 hours per week �� More than 10 hours per week
Frequency of Use Count Percent Never 123 30% 1 – 5 hours per week 234 57% 6 – 10 hours per week 32 8% More than 10 hours per week 20 5%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 5. How often do you use a laptop at school during a typical week? (Include time spent before and after classes, lunch time and class time.) �� Never �� 1 – 5 hours per week �� 6 – 10 hours per week �� More than 10 hours per week
Frequency of Use Count Percent Never 30 7% 1 – 5 hours per week 128 31% 6 – 10 hours per week 122 30% More than 10 hours per week 127 31%

6. How often do you use a laptop at home during a typical week? �� Never �� 1 – 5 hours per week �� 6 – 10 hours per week �� More than 10 hours per week
Frequency of Use Count Percent Never 62 15% 1 – 5 hours per week 214 52% 6 – 10 hours per week 80 20% More than 10 hours per week 50 12%

7a. How frequently do you use your laptop in school each week for each class listed? (Any laptop use counts as a class period.)
I did not take this class Less than 1 class period per week 1-2 class periods per week 3-4 class periods per week 5 or more class periods per week

Language Arts/English* Social Studies* Business

4.8% 7.9% 2.8%

19.8% 26.6% 10.5%

13.0% 9.7% 10.0%

31.8% 23.0% 13.0%

30.8% 32.7% 63.8%

* Data above represents students in all grade levels. However, only 9th and 10th graders were in “pure BCHS” social studies and ELA courses where computers could be used. 7b. How frequently do you use your laptop at home each week for each class listed?
I did not take this class Less than 1 hour per week 1-3 hours per week 4-6 hours per week >6 hours per week

Language Arts/English Social Studies Business

5.8% 9.6% 5.6%

43.1% 46.6% 29.6%

30.8% 26.6% 26.6%

15.3% 10.7% 20.5%

5.0% 6.5% 17.7%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 8. How often do you use your laptop to do each of the following? (Burgundy items link to the teacher survey.) A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a frequency of use ranking in 11 areas measured as follows:
Never 3-4 times per year Monthly Weekly Daily Freq. of Use Rank

Complete homework / short-term assignments / worksheets Edit/revise written assignments (research papers, essays, etc.) Research information for assignments using items such as the Internet or library online data bases Take notes in class Analyze and process data and information Create projects to show what has been learned (Power Points, web pages, multimedia projects, videos, etc.) Work on assignments in small groups Take a quiz, test or assessment Communicate using e-mail Teach other students Teach the teachers

9.4% 5.2% 6.9% 13.8% 10.6% 4.2% 10.9% 11.8% 35.0% 42.1% 71.4%

10.6% 12.1% 13.5% 10.1% 13.9% 16,1% 20.0% 19.5% 15.5% 17.6% 3.8%

9.4% 21.9% 18.7% 13.1% 18.6% 33.4% 33.3% 34.7% 17.2% 14.4% 12.7%

30.9% 34.2% 30.3% 34.3% 31.4% 27.5% 23.0% 27.1% 18.2% 16.8% 7.5%

39.6% 26.6% 30.5% 28.6% 25.5% 18.8% 12.8% 6.9% 13.8% 9.2% 4.6%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 9. Rate your own skill in using the following. (Burgundy items link to the teacher survey.)     A statistical analysis of the data showed that the level of skill significantly increased (i.e., “real growth”) over the course of the year in 14 of 17 areas. The level of skill increased somewhat in three additional areas. No growth occurred in zero areas Skill decreased in zero areas
Before Laptop Initiative
Never used Beginner Moderate Advanced Never used

Beginner = I am just learning how to use this Moderate = I am comfortable using this Advanced = I can help teach others

Now
Beginner Moderate Advanced

Personal Skills with Applications MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) PhotoStory Inspiration One Note Adobe Multimedia (Dreamweaver, Illustrator, etc.) Gathering Information Internet Search Engines Online Databases UnitedStreaming Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Inspiration Excel Google Earth Communication/Publishing PowerPoint Publisher PhotoStory Dreamweaver Illustrator Gaggle E-Mail

2.5% 62.1% 38.4% 64.6% 61.8%

18.2% 19.8% 27.4% 16.9% 21.0%

54.1% 13.6% 26.4% 11.4% 11.8%

25.2%

1.3%

1.0% 22.4% 20.2% 20.7% 30.2%

37.7% 38.0% 47.3% 36.2% 27.6%

59.9% 17.5% 23.0% 29.2% 12.9%

4.5% 22.1% 7.8% 9.6%

7.1% 14.0% 5.5% 29.4%

4.3% 24.1% 62.5%

17.8% 25.8% 15.1%

36.2% 29.3% 15.1%

41.7% 20.8%

1.3% 7.0%

3.4% 15.6% 17.4%

31.4% 41.1% 22.9%

63.9% 36.2% 14.3%

7.4% 45.3%

38.0% 22.4% 48.9%

28.7% 35.5% 23.4%

25.4% 30.2% 17.4%

7.8% 11.8% 10.3%

9.8% 3.9% 6.8%

17.2% 15.5% 20.0%

49.1% 47.9% 43.9%

23.9% 32.6% 29.2%

6.0% 29.9% 65.7% 73.7% 69.3% 65.8%

20.9% 26.1% 16.7% 14.0% 17.4% 13.1%

42.5% 28.4% 12.6% 8.3% 9.3% 10.8%

30.7% 15.5%

0.5% 5.7%

3.4% 15.1% 22.1% 26.0% 24.5% 13.8%

32.0% 38.6% 36.1% 19.5% 17.9% 35.8%

64.1% 40.5% 19.2% 10.4% 11.1% 35.3%

5.1% 22.6% 4.0% 44.0% 4.0% 46.6% 10.3% 15.1%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 10. Indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. (Burgundy items link to the teacher survey – black items are only on student survey.) A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most agreement level ranking in 14 areas measured as follows:
Now that I am using a laptop in school, I… … am acquiring a set of skills that is helping me prepare for the future. … am more likely to revise/edit my work. … produce higher quality work. … prefer to use a laptop to do my schoolwork. … would like to use my laptop more often. … have more personalized learning opportunities. … critically analyze Internet content more effectively. … am more actively involved in my own learning. … am more organized. … believe that the more often teachers use laptops to teach, the more I will enjoy school. … am more motivated to do schoolwork. … am able to focus on academic objectives in class and limit offtask behavior. … communicate with my teachers more frequently. … need additional computer literacy skills.
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Most Agreement Rank

38.3% 32.8% 32.2% 36.7% 35.8% 23.2% 23.4% 23.2% 21.8% 23.4% 17.9% 17.0% 5.5% 9.3%

49.4% 48.4% 49.4% 42.2% 41.3% 62.2% 56.0% 54.9% 51.0% 45.0% 44.8% 47.3% 38.8% 33.6%

9.1% 13.3% 13.9% 14.6% 17.9% 10.6% 15.6% 16.6% 20.7% 24.9% 27.0% 22.0% 46.1% 43.9%

3.5% 5.5% 4.5% 6.5% 5.0% 4.0% 5.0% 5.3% 6.5% 6.8% 10.3% 13.7% 9.5% 13.1%

1 *2 *2 *2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

* Tie in most agreement level ranking

A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most agreement level ranking in 5 areas measured as follows:
Now that laptops have been incorporated into instruction, my teachers more frequently… … assign technology projects to gauge my progress, work and effort. … expect students to do more of the thinking – analyzing, interpreting, inferring and synthesizing. … encourage/model wise choices about which electronic tools to use to accomplish a task. … challenge me to do my own thinking, build my own answers and interpret information. … present the class with a challenge or issue, point us to a large collection of relevant resources and expect us to figure things out.
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Most Agreement Rank

26.6% 21.3% 17.3% 20.4%

58.5% 58.2% 63.6% 54.2%

11.1% 17.5% 14.8% 21.4%

3.8% 3.0% 4.3% 4.0%

1 2 3 4

19.4%

55.9%

20.7%

4.0%

5

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 11. How often did you receive assistance from the following people when you needed help with your laptop?
Not very often Sometimes Usually

I try to solve the problem myself A friend or another student A teacher Technology Service Center (H210) Other adults in school

8.6% 16.4% 32.1% 42.8% 72.6%

37.0% 43.7% 44.4% 35.4% 23.1%

54.4% 39.9% 23.5% 21.8% 4.3%

12. How satisfied have you been with the following: (Burgundy items link to the teacher survey.) A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most satisfied level ranking in 4 infrastructure areas measured as follows:
… infrastructure components? Access to printers (Follow me) Ceiling-mounted digital projectors Campus wireless connectivity/access Net Storage
Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied Most Satisfied Rank

59.0% 53.7% 55.3% 37.2%

33.1% 39.7% 33.5% 47.2%

5.1% 4.8% 8.6% 12.0%

2.8% 1.8% 2.5% 3.6%

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A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most satisfied level ranking in 15 laptop and accessories areas measured as follows:
… laptop components? CD/DVD drive Ports (USB, Firewire, printer) Extra battery Software RAM Memory Size of hard drive Keyboard Screen Microphone & speakers Personal flash drive Battery life Processing speed Size of laptop Weight of laptop Student laptop bag
Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied Most Satisfied Rank

53.9% 48.9% 49.0% 45.5% 40.7% 40.4% 36.6% 38.6% 36.0% 37.8% 35.9% 32.1% 17.1% 9.8% 5.3%

38.0% 43.3% 38.6% 42.4% 49.5% 47.2% 49.0% 45.2% 46.1% 44.0% 43.0% 48.0% 39.8% 22.4% 12.7%

5.0% 5.3% 7.8% 8.3% 6.3% 7.6% 10.9% 11.6% 12.3% 8.8% 13.4% 13.9% 22.2% 32.0% 16.8%

3.0% 2.5% 4.5% 3.8% 3.5% 4.8% 3.5% 4.5% 5.5% 9.3% 7.6% 6.1% 20.9% 35.8% 65.2%

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13. How many times has your laptop been damaged or broken to the point where it would not work? �� Never �� 1 time �� 2-3 times �� 4 or more times Frequency Percent Never 55.9% 1 time 23.3% 2 – 3 times 16.2% 4 or more times 4.6%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 14. We have provided a Technology Service Center in H210. a. How many times did you go there this year to ask questions or to get a quick answer about your laptop? �� I haven’t gone �� 1 – 2 times �� 3 – 10 times �� More than 10 times Frequency Percent Never 15.7% 1 – 2 times 51.9% 3 – 10 times 28.4% More than 10 times 4.1%

b. What is your level of agreement with the following statements about the Technology Service Center (H210)? A statistical analysis of the data resulted in a most agreement level ranking in 4areas measured as follows:
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Most Agreement Rank

H210 resolved my issue(s). I feel comfortable going to H210. H210 fixed my laptop quickly. H210 was open at the right times.

42.1% 42.5% 34.9% 18.8%

53.4% 50.9% 47.5% 52.6%

4.3% 6.6% 17.0% 27.7%

0.3% 0.0% 0.5% 0.8%

1 2 3 4

15. How often have you used Parent Connection to check your grades, assignments, etc.? ��3 – 4 times a year ��Monthly �� Weekly ��Daily Frequency Percent 3 – 4 times a year 3.0% Monthly 7.8% Weekly 28.0% Daily 61.1%

16. As you think about how to protect and transport your laptop, which option is better? �� Continue to use the current NISD-provided laptop bags. �� Provide a protective plastic „sleeve‟ and then allow me to use my own backpack. (The sleeve would be a NISD sleeve. The backpack would be your own.) Frequency Percent Current bags 9.2% Sleeve + my backpack 90.8%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 17. In what new ways could laptops be used to improve your learning experience at school? 331 students responded to this question. A sampling of the responses is included here:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Juniors and seniors being allowed to use their laptops in all classes Access school textbooks and ebooks on the laptops If our teachers challenged us use different software, instead of the same ones over and over Have study groups online so that people can help each other with homework and classwork if other kids don’t understand it More project-based work If teachers were more technical Use our laptops to be more involved in school. For ex. Design shirts, posters, presentations, and more. Have assignments where we join an organization to help others out. For ex. Fundraisers for poverty around the world. More projects using Fireworks and MovieMaker integrated into the curriculum Instant messaging Putting extra classes to learn more things for the laptop

18. What one thing, that if added or changed, would most help the next set of students with laptops at BCHS? 353 students responded to this question. A sampling of the responses is included here:

1. Change the laptop bag! It gives students red marks and bruises and hurts people’s backs [many, many comments such as this] 2. Courses during the summer going over some of the programs so we are more prepared 3. An interactive chat room where we could discuss work and upcoming projects 4. Tell the teachers to only have laptops out when needed because otherwise kids do not pay attention in class and it is just another distraction from learning 5. A DVD burner and a personal flash drive, like the lock, that we could give back at the end of the year 6. More freedom on the Internet; less blocking 7. More instruction on how to use the individual programs 8. More independent projects 9. Wireless Internet at the homes of students 10. Have laptop study sessions where you can learn in more detail

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 19. What has been the best part of the wireless initiative? 354 students responded to this question. A sampling of the responses is included here:
1. They have provided easy access to numerous tech advances helping assignments get done more effectively and successfully with less stress 2. It is convenient to do research and you have all the time in the world to continue to work on projects at home and school 3. The fact that we can email our work to our teachers, and if we have a problem we can ask them 4. Being able to work on projects outside of computer labs and not constantly having to wait for a lab or library computer to open up 5. Being able to print our work out anywhere 6. Having instant access to all of your files wherever you go 7. It’s a world of knowledge that you can carry around 8. I have learned to get my work done a lot quicker just because I am good with computers. It is also a great way for me to stay organized and it took a lot of loose paper out of my hands 9. The fact that we are learning more things than we would without them 10. Being able to increase the quality of projects and classwork 11. You are able to look something up when you have a question about it. Everything under the sun is at your fingertips. 12. The fact that we aren’t locked at a desk 13. We can create things with the programs. Paper isn’t the only option. We can get more into detail and expand our ideas with these machines. 14. We had a lot of options when we were bored in class instead of trying to sneak our phones out. Actually, I take pride in my work, so I was able to increase the quality of my work. 15. The fact that we were trusted with these laptops 16. Being able to check my grades every day 17. Internet access! Plus I never had used a laptop, and I’ve never learned how to type. Now I can type and use the Internet to learn more things about our world 18. It makes me want to go to class 19. These laptops have made me prepared for the real world and teaches me the skills to make it in school as well as the college and job world 20. I can finally find time to make my story book. It is also in a writing that I can understand and change. It makes it easier to edit my story. I love the laptops for all they do. It would also be awesome if we could purchase the laptops at the end of the senior year.

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Survey of Parents
Thirty parent responded to the voluntary paper survey. As promised, their identities in response to the specific items will remain confidential.

1. In what grade is your child?
Grade Level Count Percent 9 17 56.7% 10 6 20.0%

9

10 ��
11 7 23.3%

11
12 0 0.0%

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2. What is the gender of the child?
Gender Count Percent Male 12 40.0%

Female
Female 18 60.0%

Male

3. Do you have a computer at home?
Yes Count Percent 28 93.3%

Yes

No
No 2 6.7%

4. Do you have access to the Internet at home?
Yes Count Percent 26 86.7%

Yes

No
No 4 13.3%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 5. How would you rate your computer skills overall? (Check one.) I do not use a computer. Beginner (I am just learning.) Intermediate (I am comfortable using a computer.) Advanced (I can help teach others.)
Skill Level Count Percent No not use 3 10% Beginner 4 13.3% Intermediate 15 50.0% Advanced 8 26.7%

6. Has the laptop program made any difference in your computer skills? Yes No

Yes Percent 17.2%

No 82.8%

If Yes, please briefly describe:
Sampling of responses:     It has helped me learn about new programs such as Dreamweaver Notes for tests, calendar/time management, homework My son learns different computer skills then he shares with me My daughter can teach me what she has learned with the laptop, like checking the memory for example, or going through the programs and Internet tools

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 7. If you have other children, has the laptop program made any difference in their computer skills? Yes No No other children

Yes Percent 41.4%

No 44.8%

No other children 13.8%

If Yes, please briefly describe:
Sampling of responses:      If they are having trouble with something, my daughter is able to tell them what to do thanks to the knowledge she is gathering through this program Has given them the opportunity to learn to use a laptop My 11 year old daughter has observed other family members use of the laptop and has gained more confidence with use of Excel and PowerPoint They are able to use the computer at home She’s on the computer more

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8. How much time does your child spend using his or her laptop at home during a typical week? None 1 – 5 hours per week 6 – 10 hours per week More than 10 hours per week
Frequency of Use None 1 – 5 hours per week Count Percent 3 10% 11 36.7% 6 – 10 hours per week 9 30.0% More than 10 hours per week 7 23.3%

9. Which of the following school-related activities does your child do at home using the laptop? (Check any that apply.)

Activity Do homework Work on class presentations or projects Organize information Search for information Work on assignments with other students Communicate using e-mail Creating websites or digital media None of these I don’t know

Percent of Cases 89.7% 89.7% 62.1% 58.6% 55.2% 41.4% 27.6% 6.9% 0.0%

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 10. Since your child has had a laptop provided by the school, how have his/her school experiences changed?
Improved No Change Worsened I Don’t Know

Your child’s computer skills Your child’s access to educational resources Level of interest/motivation in learning Interaction with other students Grades Interaction with teachers Behavior at school Attendance at school

86.2%

13.8%

0.0%

0.0%

64.3%
60.7% 40.7% 37.0% 33.3% 30.8% 11.1%

32.1%
32.1% 51.9% 51.9% 59.3% 69.2% 88.9%

0.0%
7.1% 0.0% 7.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

3.6%
0.0% 7.4% 3.7% 7.4% 0.0% 0.0%

11. As you know, you and your child are responsible for the cost of insurance on the laptop. What are your thoughts about the cost? (Mark only one.)

Response The $60 seems about right. The $60 seems too high. I would like to get my own coverage.

Percent 89.7% 6.9% 3.4%

12. To improve your child‟s learning experience at school, in what new ways could laptops be used?
Sampling of responses:      They could use online textbooks Use in more classes Give parents more parental controls More integration into all classes Continue to provide hands-on techniques, but also to diagnose problems with computer functions

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End of Year Report, BCHS Wireless One-to-One Initiative 13. What benefits do you anticipate your child will be gaining as a part of the wireless laptop initiative?
Sampling of responses:  She is gaining the knowledge of how to operate a wireless laptop which a lot of kids would never get from home and that puts her up to date with technology which now a days is a must in this world. This is a priceless benefit and they have a great advantage over those who do not participate in this program. I feel my son will be informed of the new advancements in technology Gaining experience since we are entering into a wireless environment Advance their technical skills Better familiarity with technology used more commonly in higher education and business environments Help them get ready for work because they will already know how to work a laptop computer. I myself don’t know how to use one and am glad my daughter does. Responsibility!

     

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Financial Data
A comprehensive budget was developed for each of four years of the BCHS wireless one-to-one initiative. computing The budget was aligned to four key methodologies that addressed the mobile environment, professional development, curriculum and instruction, and

administration and support.

The program is $281,362 under budget in its first phase of

implementation, and still met or exceeded 100% of the planned activities and deliverables. Similar savings are expected for the second phase of the program. Summary budget projections and expenditures for the first phase of the program are shown below.

PHASEONE: FY 2005-06 and 2006-07 I. Design and Deliver an Optimal Mobile Computing Environment Projected Laptops for Students, Staff, Six Classroom Carts, and Spares (25). Includes batteries, backpacks, and location tracking software/service. Instructional Software Costs (student and teacher image) Network and Wireless Connectivity. Includes laptop/system security. Additional Equipment (printers and mounted projectors) Sub-total II. Provide Quality, Ongoing Professional Development Projected $1,700 Actual $ 577 Actual

$1,029,985 $332,490 $263,806 $32,500 $1,658,781

$1,003,596 $ 271,051 $ 180,038 $ 38,002 $1,492,687

Site Visits to Irving ISD, Pleasanton ISD (substitute pay) Four-day Summer Retreat: Preparing for the Wireless Environment. Includes two days teacher choice hours; two days paid. Extra Duty Pay for Trainers for Technology Core Competencies Training Sub-total

$4,320 $2,000 $8,020

$3,682 $0
(provided by District staff)

$4,259

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III.

Develop and Implement Effective and Innovative Curricular and Instructional Changes Projected Actual

Summer Curriculum Development for Technology-infused Business Courses and 9 th and 10th Grade Language Arts Courses and Social Studies Courses Sub-total IV. Provide Exceptional Administration and Support Services

$22,440 $22,440

$5,898 $5,898

Printing and Supplies Specialty Insurance for Student Laptops, Less Student Fees Offset Internal Service Fund, Less Student Fees Offset Technician FTE Clerical Support FTE Spare Laptop Supply Stock (batteries, power supplies, hard drives, etc.) Battery Charging Stations Furniture/Storage for Technology Service Center Minor Construction Cost for Technology Service Center Sub-total

Projected $2,500 $5,052 $94,948 $31,872 $22,000 $8,000 $4,800 $2,000 $1,000 $172,172

Actual $2,500 $0 $0 $38,321 $21,017 $4,725 $4,586 $6,058 $0 $77,207

PHASE ONE TOTAL

$1,861,413

$1,580,051

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Enrollment Data
Student enrollment at BCHS from 2005-06 to 2006-07 increased 38% after the wireless initiative was implemented. The projected enrollment for next year is 670 students, which represents a 22% increase from 2006-07 to 2007-08.

BCHS Student Enrollment
800

700

670

600

549
500

399
400

300

200

100

0 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Projected

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TAKS Data
TAKS passing rates remained steady, with an overall passing rate (all subjects, all grade levels) of 88%. It is too early to tell if the wireless one-to-one initiative has had an impact on student achievement as measured by the TAKS test.

BCHS TAKS Data
100%

97% 97%

98% 100% 88% 88% 84% 78% 74% 77%

90%

80%

70%

60% 2005-2006 Pass Rate 2006-2007 Pass Rate

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0% Reading/ELA Math Science Soc. Studies All Tests

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Attendance Data
Student attendance at BCHS decreased by 0.4% from 2005-06 to 2006-07, after the wireless initiative was implemented. However, in comparison, student attendance at all high schools decreased by 1.1% during this same period.

Attendance Data
97.0%

96.7% 96.3%

96.0%

95.0%

94.5%
2005-06 2006-07

94.0%

93.4%
93.0%

92.0%

91.0% BCHS Attendance All High Schools

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Discipline Data
The number of PEIMS-reported discipline incidents, per 100 students enrolled, decreased by 27%; PEIMS-reported discipline actions, per 100 students enrolled, decreased by 19%.

Business Careers HS PEIMS REPORTED DISCIPLINE RECORDS

INCIDENTS PEIMS Fall Enrolled Possess controlled substance Possess alcoholic beverage Code of Conduct Violations Fighting Truancy - Stud w/ at least 3 unex ab

Y05-06 390 92 3 95 24.36

Y06-07 541 2 1 86 6 1 96 17.74

Rate per 100 Enrolled

ACTIONS PEIMS Fall Enrolled Out of School Suspension In School Suspension Placement in on or off campus DAEP Truancy - fine assessed

Y05-06 390 12 84 96 24.62

Y06-07 541 22 76 9 1 108 19.96

Rate per 100 Enrolled

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