Research on 1:1 – Project RED


In 2010 Project RED conducted a survey of technology programs in 1,000 U.S. schools, which is the first and only national research focusing on academic results and the financial implication of education technology.  For a detailed look at the project and their findings, click here .

Key Implementation Factors That Lead to Success

  1. Intervention classes: Technology is integrated into every intervention class period.
  2. Change management leadership by principal: Leaders provide time for teacher professional learning and collaboration at least monthly.
  3. Online collaboration: Students use technology daily for online collaboration (games/simulations and social media).
  4. Core subjects: Technology is integrated into core curriculum weekly or more frequently.
  5. Online formative assessments: Assessments are done at least weekly.
  6. Student-computer ratio: Lower ratios improve outcomes.
  7. Virtual field trips: With more frequent use, virtual trips are more powerful. The best schools do these at least monthly.
  8. Search engines: Students use daily.
  9. Principal training: Principals are trained in teacher buy-in, best practices, and technology-transformed learning.


Red = Best 1:1 Implementations, Blue = All 1:1 Implementations, Gray = Other models (2:1, 3:1, etc)
Chart displays percentage of participating schools reporting gains or reductions.


Key:  Red = All 1:1 Implementations, Blue = Other models (2:1, 3:1, etc.)
Chart displays percentage of schools reporting reductions.