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dc.contributorStrover, Sharon
dc.creatorWang, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-01T22:03:59Z
dc.date.available2021-02-01T22:03:59Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/84562
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/11541
dc.description.abstractNearly 275,000 Texas students lack bandwidth needed for digital learning and there are more schools in rural areas in Texas than in any other state. The question my thesis will be exploring is: To what extent does the digital divide (more specifically, the lack of broadband Internet access) impact student performance (graduation rates, standardized testing scores) and opportunity (percentage of students that proceed with higher education) in rural vs. urban regions in Texas high schools? I will first consider the existing research that has been conducted in the field of digital divide to understand the reach and impact of the divide. Second, I will conduct a quantitative analysis comparing student performance on end-of-course exams with broadband access rates. Third, I will analyze the effectiveness of current legislation addressing digital divide and propose my own recommendations for future policies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPlan II Honors Theses - Openly Availableen_US
dc.subjectdigital divideen_US
dc.subjecttechnologyen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectruralen_US
dc.subjectbroadbanden_US
dc.subjectconnectivityen_US
dc.subjectInterneten_US
dc.titleScaling the Digital Divide: The Effects of the Digital Divide on Rural Texas Studentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US


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