Study: Laptops for students in Peru do not affect achievement

02/26/2013 | Reuters

A laptop distribution effort in Peru may not have led to the anticipated uptick in students' academic achievement, according to a recent study. The US-based National Bureau of Economic Research found that students considered underprivileged who received the laptops displayed small or insignificant boosts in achievement, and were found to read less -- either online or off. Researchers also found that students were more likely to use the devices to play games and listen to music.

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