20/20 Digital Technologies in Schools Surveys

The 20/20 Trust Digital Technologies (ICT) in Schools Reports present findings and information from surveys coordinated by the Trust. They includes results of developments into school ICT infrastructure, the use of networks, software, teaching applications, internet access and usage, ICT planning and funding, E-learning developments, professional development, and use of social software.

The survey has been carried out every two or three years since 1993.

2014 Digital Technologies in Schools Survey results

The 2014 survey was shorter and simpler than in previous years, and schools were able to provide responses online or on paper.  Two questionnaires collected data of broad interest about school ICT infrastructure and digital technologies for learning. Unlike in previous years when a representative sample of schools was invited to respond, the 2014 survey was open to all schools.  A total of 2463 schools were invited to participate. 494 completed the Principals’ survey and 302 completed the Equipment survey.

Research results useful and used

The survey provides a trusted information base for policy development by the Ministry of Education as well as a useful benchmark for individual schools.

The results of the survey were published on the web on 24 October 2014 and a printed copy sent to all schools. Schools that participated in the survey also receive a confidential Report Card, comparing their responses with the average for schools of a similar type.

All schools that returned the completed questionnaires by Monday 7 July 2014 were entered into a prize draw for a set of ten HP Chromebooks; the lucky school was Chertsey Primary School in mid Canterbury.  A second prize draw of five HP Chromebooks was won by Wesley Primary School in Auckland.

The 2014 Report can be downloaded:

Full 2014 report: Digital Technologies in School 2014 (PDF).

The source data files can be also be downloaded :

For the first time, the underlying data was also published, as sets of tables, enabling schools and other interested parties to carry out their own analysis.

There are four data sets: two each for the principals and equipment data sets (a numeric version of each and a version that has the text labels of categorical responses). The data dictionaries are intended to assist anyone wanting to convert the numeric data sets into a SPSS, SAS or Statistica format, as well as provide unweighted frequency counts so researchers can check their conversions.  Researchers should use the weight variables to make any analysis comparable with the results in the published report and to adjust for the number of primary and secondary schools in New Zealand.

Equipment_12-01-15_final_Data Dictionary (MS Word .docx)

Principals_12_01_15_final_Data Dictionary (MS Word .docx)

Equipment 28-01-15 final with value labels (MS Excel .xlsx)

Equipment_28-01-15_final_without value labels (MS Excel .xlsx)

Principals_28_01_15_final_with value labels (MS Excel .xlsx)

Principals_28_01_15_final_without value labels (MS Excel .xlsx)


2011 ICT in Schools Survey results

2011 Press release: SCHOOLS WILL NEED HELP WITH ULTRA-FAST BROADBAND, 16 December 2011

Full 2011 report: ICT-in-Schools-2011-Final-Report.pdf (2.9 MB)


2009 ICT in Schools Survey results

2009 Press release: Cost the biggest barrier to computer usage in schools, 6 November 2009 

Full 2009 report: ICT-in-Schools-2009-Final-Report.pdf (3.5 MB)


Copies of previous reports can be downloaded from here or printed copies provided on request to info@2020.org.nz