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Technology Can Improve Test Scores

In a study published by the journal Child Development, it showed that African American boys’ reading scores improve by four points (which is considered significant) as they increasingly logged more time on the computer.  Girls achievement test score also improved.

In 2008, children ages 10-12 were text messaging, playing games, studying and surfing websites an average of 3.4 hours a week.  Those ages 16-18 spent 6.3 hour a week at the keyboard that year.  The report added that computer use “involves problem-solving, reading, communication and these skills help children.” Increased time on the computer did not mean less reading and studying.

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