Academic achievement impact of project choice in a 1:1 classroom

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact the choice of a project had on student achievement and also to examine if students who chose a technology based project would have higher achievement than those who chose to do a non-technology based project. Junior high students from a Central California school participated in this study from four different seventh grade classrooms. Results showed that there was no significant difference in achievement based upon project medium, technology based or not, nor was there any difference based on whether students were told which project to complete versus having a choice. Results are presented and discussed.