Texas district aims to boost achievement through digital initiative

03/14/2012 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Three schools in Fort Bend, Texas, are using digital resources and iPad tablet computers as part of a new iAchieve initiative aimed at boosting test scores and engagement for its students, who are predominantly from low-income backgrounds. The program has officials building a unique platform linking digital resources, curriculum guidelines, lesson plans, assessments and other tools. "It's the perfect partnership of instruction and technology," said Olwen Herron, the district's chief academic officer. "IAchieve is not about technology per se. It's about using technology to impact achievement."

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