Technology offers tremendous promise for student learning and has ignited the imagination of those who are interested in bringing about revolutionary gains in the achievement of all students. Yet the use of technology in education also raises a whole host of challenges, including those related to cost-effectiveness, teacher professional development, assessment, equity, and safety. The Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants in ESSA emphasize improvements in the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students through activities such as blended learning projects. In addition, ESSA expands opportunities for technological innovation in other ways such as, the use of computer adaptive assessments.
AIR has extensive expertise in the development of policies and the implementation of programs related to technology in education. We are at the forefront of evidence-based, technology-driven classroom practices and online strategies that enhance learning for all students, especially those with special needs.