Research & Articles

Over the past a two year period, the APS Technology Task Force has researched 1:1 initiatives across the country. The process has included culminating the best practices and potential pitfalls districts have experienced in implementing this type of initiative through article reviews, interviews, attendance at educational technology conferences, and nearby districts that have implemented 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programs.

The 1:1 Planning team visited the following 1:1/BYOD Districts: 

  • Burlington Public Schools, iPad 9-12
  • Beverly High School, Laptop 9-12
  • Holliston High School, BYOD, 9-12
  • Hopkinton High School, MacBook Laptop 9-12
  • Millis Middle School, iPad, iPad grade 8
  • Natick High School, MacBook Laptops, 9-12

Below is a brief summary of a few districts that have implemented successful 1:1 initiatives:

What We Learned

This page includes information on various research papers, projects and articles on 1 to 1 laptop programs and other related topics.

 What does the research say about School One-to-One Computing Initiatives?

Summary of Research  



Beverly Public School HS 1:1 Initiative

Starting 1 to 1 program in brand new high school. Went with all MacBooks for ease of implementation - parent lease at roughly $24 per month. Purchase at end of lease for current value.  Supported by

Natick Public Schools
 1:1 presentation

1:1 Presentation by the Natick Schools Director of IT

Maine Laptop Program - Lessons in Implementation

 eSchool News

Survey Shows Broad Support for College and Career Readiness

Parent, teacher and business leaders respond to questionnaire about the importance of college and career readiness skills for HS graduates. Business leaders were most interested in finding employees with teamwork and collaboration skills. ISTE