Report gives Tennessee schools "C" in technology area

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has done an average job of making computers available to students and implementing policies that ensure teachers can show them how to use the tools of the 21st century.

That's according to "Technology Counts 2007," a report released by the national education publication Education Week.

The report evaluates states on the ratio of computers to students, high-speed access, presence of state standards, having a virtual school and whether teachers and administrators are required to demonstrate competency in the licensing and relicensing process.

According to the report, Tennessee lost points in not testing students, teachers and administrators on technology standards.

Without testing, the report said there is no way to determine if standards are being met.

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