The Relationship Between the Use of New Technologies and Tools and the Academic Achievement of Elementary School Students
The article describes how the iPIPS instrument was used to measure the school-entry ability of first-graders and their academic progress over the course of their first year in school in the city of Sevastopol. This study provided a source of objective information for making considered policy decisions in the education sector. We present the results of our assessment of the effectiveness of the technological equipment that was provided to schools under the Modernization of Regional Education Systems (MRSO) project. A total of 655 students at schools that received this equipment participated in the study. We were able to determine that the equipment that was delivered did nothing to boost academic achievement. We conducted a qualitative study to interpret the obtained results. Based on this analysis, we were able to identify potential reasons why interactive learning tools are inadequately effective.