Maximizing the Impact of Technology in Education Report, K-12
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills are promoting a renewed emphasis on technology in education with the new report, Maximizing the Impact: The Pivotal Role of Technology in a 21st Century Education System. The report supports the Partnership for 21st Century Skills’ framework for 21st century learning, which calls for mastery of core subjects and 21st century skills. The report also highlights effective practices in states, districts, and schools that are using technology to achieve results. It provides guiding questions and action principles for policymakers and other stakeholders who are committed to maximizing the impact of technology in education.

The report advises all policymakers and stakeholders to take action in three areas:
Use technology comprehensively to develop proficiency in 21st century skills. Knowledge of core content is necessary, but no longer sufficient, for success in a competitive world.
Use technology comprehensively to support innovative teaching and learning.
Use technology comprehensively to create robust education support systems.