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 student’s 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 students’ score from ICT based schools and
conventional counterparts is no longer reliable. Results suggest that considering baseline differences could make huge
Keywords: Information and communication technologies, Smart Schools, student performance.