Share Paper: Is There a Connection between Knowledge of Technology and Standardized Tests?

  1. Darlene Lilla, Dowling College, United States
  2. Michael Catapano, Dowling College, United States
  3. Michele Darby, Dowling College, United States
  4. Brian Brachio, Dowling College, United States
  5. Elsa-Sofia Morote, Dowling College, United States
Monday, March 5 11:30-11:50 AM Capitol C

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine if students’ use of educational technology in high school impacts their performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Participants were high school graduates between the years 2001 and 2004 (N = 133) and currently enrolled in a four-year liberal arts college on Long Island. Participants were surveyed in order to determine their preparedness in Educational Technology (ET) competency as well as to provide SAT scores. A discriminant analysis was conducted to determine if seven indicators of high school computer use can predict SAT performance. The overall Wilks’ Lambda was approaching significance indicating ...