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Barrier to Internet Access in Residence

Barrier to Internet Access in Residence: Digital Equity

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This data element records whether a student faces a barrier to accessing the Internet in their primary residence. Collecting whether students have Internet access at home is part of the digital equity collection, which is intended to collect data to help address inequity in Internet access and virtual learning capabilities.

The question for this data element on the Digital Equity Survey is:

If the student is unable to access the Internet in their primary place of residence, why not?

 

Digital Equity Survey Answer Options

Submitted Response

Description

Not Desired The student cannot access the internet in their primary place of residence because the parent or guardian chooses not to subscribe to internet service.
Not Available The student cannot access the internet in their primary place of residence because internet service is not available
Not Affordable The student cannot access the internet in their primary place of residence because internet service is not affordable.
Other The reason why a student cannot access the internet in their primary place of residence is not yet defined.

USES: This data element is part of the digital equity collection which is intended to identify statewide needs to address the divide in digital access for students.

 

 

FAQs, Details, and Points to Note

Not required for public or Choice schools but highly recommended.

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