“T” Is for Technology Publications and Relevant RAND Research

Below is the list of “T” Is for Technology publications, as well as additional RAND research of interest.

“T” Is for Technology Publications

  • A toddler holds an electronic tablet

    Tech for Tots: Learning to Use the Power of Technology to Enrich Kids' Lives

    Jan 20, 2015

    When it comes to youngsters and technology use, how much is too much? How young is too young? RAND is on the case, to help prepare children for success in school and life.

  • Three preschool children using a tablet on the floor

    Access to Technology Is Key to Early Childhood Education

    Nov 4, 2014

    For children from all income classes to benefit from the proper use of technology in early childhood education, providers, families, and children themselves must have access to an adequate technology infrastructure, including devices, connectivity, and software.

  • Preschoolers in a classroom looking at a tablet with their teacher

    The Role of Technology in the Lives of Children

    Oct 10, 2014

    On a typical day, children ages 3-5 spend an average of four hours with technology, and technology use is increasing among children of all ages. Debates about the role of technology in early childhood education are ongoing, with some providers, parents, and others yet to be convinced of its potential benefits.

More RAND Publications

Early Childhood Education

  • A Golden Opportunity 2012

    Focuses on the education, training, and ongoing professional development of early care and education caregivers, teachers, and administrators who work with infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children from birth to kindergarten entry in California.

  • Moving to Outcomes 2012

    Identifies five strategies for incorporating child assessments into the design, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives designed to raise the quality of care in early care and education settings such as quality rating and improvement systems.

  • The Use of Early Care and Education by California Families 2012

    Describes child care and early learning arrangements for the approximately 2.8 million California children ages 0 to 5 who are younger than the age at which they would enter kindergarten.

  • Early Care and Education for Children in Immigrant Families 2011

    Lynn Karoly and Gabriella Gonzalez examine the current role of and future potential for early care and education (ECE) programs in promoting healthy development for immigrant children.

  • Cost Study of the Saint Paul Early Childhood Scholarship Program 2011

    Minnesota's Saint Paul Early Childhood Scholarship Program provides scholarships to cover the cost of high-quality early childhood education programs. This report provides detailed cost and program data for 12 participating programs.

  • Who Is Ahead and Who Is Behind? 2007

    Describes which groups of California's children are falling short of proficiency in English-language arts and mathematics in the early elementary grades and evaluates the potential for well-designed preschool programs to close achievement gaps.

  • Early Care and Education in the Golden State 2007

    Provides a comprehensive assessment of publicly funded early care and education programs for preschool-age children in California as a whole, and in four case-study counties: Los Angles, Merced, San Diego, and San Mateo.

  • Providing Child Care to Military Families 2006

    Assesses the formula used by the Department of Defense to determine child-care demand and the factors affecting the child-care needs of military families.

  • Assessing Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Intervention Programs 2001

    The authors identify the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the analysis of costs and outcomes of early intervention programs and review the prior application of these methods to several programs.

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Educational Technology

  • Effectiveness of Cognitive Tutor Algebra I at Scale 2014

    This article examines the effectiveness of a technology-based algebra curriculum in a wide variety of middle schools and high schools in seven states.

  • Analysis of Costs in an Algebra I Curriculum Effectiveness Study 2012

    Examines the costs of implementing Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor Algebra I curriculum and comparison algebra I curricula (published by Prentice Hall, Glencoe, and McDougal Littell).

  • An Experiment to Evaluate the Efficacy of Cognitive Tutor Geometry 2010

    This randomized, controlled field trial estimated the causal impact of a technology-based geometry curriculum on students' geometry achievement, as well as their attitudes toward mathematics and technology.

  • Muddy Learning 1998

    To support the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's development and evaluation of innovative education technologies, RAND analyzed several complexities associated with assessing the benefits and implementation challenges of these technologies.

  • Evaluating Challenge Grants for Technology in Education 1997

    To promote the use of technology in education, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) awards Challenge Grants (i.e., matching grants) to local communities.

  • Computer Donations to Schools 1997

    This documented briefing discusses private-sector, nonprofit and state-sponsored programs that transfer used computer equipment to elementary and secondary schools.

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