Deployment of Desktops, Laptops & Chromebooks in K-12 Schools 2017 provides information on the penetration of computing devices in U.S. K-12 schools and details how much those devices are being used by students during the average school day. It highlights the shift from the purchasing of desktop computers to the purchasing of laptops and Chromebooks and indicates which brands of laptops and Chromebooks are most popular.
The report provides information on whether schools are increasing spending on hardware and how hardware spending impacts funding available for instructional materials purchases. Additionally, the report looks at what sources schools tap for technology purchases.
Deployment of Desktops, Laptops & Chromebooks in K-12 Schools 2017 is the third in a series of reports providing information on the K-12 education market, specifically how K-12 schools are supplementing traditional instructional materials in classrooms with growing implementations of technology.
This report, and the other three in the 2017 publication series on technology in K-12 education - Deployment of Display Devices in K-12 Schools 2017, Deployment of Tablets/Mobile Devices in K-12 Schools 2017, and the summative report K-12 Deployment Patterns and Purchasing Plans for Computing/Display Devices 2017- are based on a survey of educators during the 2016-2017 school year. Those educators included superintendents, district technology coordinators, district curriculum directors, principals and school technology coordinators. All survey responses are cross-tabulated by job title, grade level, school type, region, and other variables in order to present a comprehensive portrait of the technology market in K-12 schools in the 2016-17 school year.
Table 4: Profile of Computing Devices in K-12, 2013-2014
Results: Ratio of Students to Computing Devices
Table 5: 2016-2017 Overall Ratio of Students to Computing Devices
Table 6: 2016-2017 Ratio of Students to Computing Devices, As Reported By Survey Subgroup
Table 7: Time Frame for Reaching the 1:1 Computing Goal
Results: Inventory of Desktops, Laptops & Chromebooks
Table 8: Estimated Number of Computing Devices By Type, 2016
Results: Laptop And Chromebooks Brands in K-12
Table 9: Most Popular Laptop Brands in K-12
Table10: Most Popular Chromebook Brands in K-12
Table 11: Future Trends in Computer Deployment
Results: Time Students Spend Using Devices
Table 12: Time Students Spend Using Computing Devices
Results: Schedule for Acquiring New Devices
Table 13: Schedule for Replacing/Acquiring Devices
Results: Sources of Technology Funding
Table 14: Funding Used to Purchase Classroom Technology
Results: Technology Spending Trend
Table 15: Technology Spending Changes, 2016-2017 School Year
Results: Effect of Technology Spending On Instructional Materials
Table 16: Subgroups Most And Least Likely to Divert Funds for Technology
Table 17: Estimated Number of Computing Devices By Type, 2016 Vs. 2014