|•||how well students use the technology available to them to learn academic content and|
|•||how well students can transfer that knowledge to the real world.|
Accountability pressures also affect students. Increasingly, students are reporting fatigue associated with the amount of time they spend preparing for and taking standardized tests. In a recent survey conducted by graduate students for a teaching methods course, and reported in the Indianapolis Star, only 52% of student respondents indicated they tried their best on state tests, while 23% said they didn't try at all and 25% tried only sporadically (Gammil, 2005).