Education Doctorate

Year Approved


First Advisor

Lindstrom, Michael


This study explored the impact of one-to-one technology on motivating students to higher academic achievement within math and reading curricula in the fourth-grade and fifth-grade intermediate classrooms. Located at an urban/suburban PreK-5 elementary school outside of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, 14 educators implemented Apple iPad technology into their everyday instruction to engage students and personalize learning in order to accelerate equitable student achievement. Data was collected over a two year span and a comparison of the quantitative results based on classrooms without one-to-one technology versus one-to-one technology based classrooms, and used statistical measures to explore the impact of technology on motivation and academic achievement growth. Student growth was measured spring-to-spring using NWEA MAP math and reading assessments. These findings are reviewed with multiple significant differences indicated. This research could be beneficial to educators, administrators, and stakeholders within the educational community interested in ways to integrate one-to-one technology as means to impact academic achievement for students.

Degree Name

Education Doctorate

Document Type

Doctoral dissertation