Analyzing The Impact Of ICT On Smart Schools Performance
The purpose of the present paper is to examine the relationship between the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and student performance in high schools. So far, researches have failed to provide a clear relationship on the effect of ICT on studentís performance. Our paper aims to summarize the main findings of the literature and to give two complementary explanations. This study classified students into two groups, treatment and control groups. Our sample contains 174 senior students that their biology score was taken into account. Primary test revealed a positive and significant difference between ICT based teaching and conventional one; But applying Difference in Difference (DID) approach to the study showed that the very significant association between studentsí score from ICT based schools and conventional counterparts is no longer reliable. Results suggest that considering baseline differences could make huge differences.
Keywords: Information and communication technologies, Smart Schools, student performance.