SPA Issues Education Market Report

Report Examines Computer Usage in the United States and Canada, Public and Private Schools, K-12 and Higher Education

October 30, 1995(Washington, D.C.) - The Software Publishers Association (SPA) today released a comprehensive report on the current and planned usage of personal computer technology by K-12 and higher education, public and private schools in the United States and Canada.

Based on surveys by 42 different organizations of U.S. and Canadian school districts, the report provides school administrators and technology program planners with comprehensive information about educational technology trends, including:

"Although the 'K-12 Educational Market Report' demonstrates increasing use of educational technologies in U.S. and Canadian schools, the report also provides information about several roadblocks to effectively incorporating technology into the nation's schools," said Ken Wasch, SPA president. "SPA would like to challenge the nation to find creative ways to bring this essential learning tool, technology and the content that comes with it, seamlessly to the learner and educator."

SPA members who contributed to the report include: CCA Consulting Inc., Curriculum Administrator, Education TURNKEY Systems Inc., EDUCORP Consultants Corp., Interactive Educational Systems Design Inc., Market Data Retrieval, Microsoft Corp., Peter Li Education Group, Quality Education Data Inc., Scholastic Inc. and Electronic Learning; SIMBA Information Inc., Software Publishers Association, T.H.E. Journal and Anne Wujcik & Associates. The report was compiled for SPA by C. Blohm and Associates of San Antonio, Texas.

The Education Market Report is free to press. SPA is making the report available to education professionals as a planning tool for $125 and to all others for $250. To order a copy of the report send an e-mail to or call the Software Publishers Association at (202)-452-1600.

The Software Publishers Association is the principal trade association of the PC software industry. Its 1,200 members represent the leading publishers in the business, consumer, and education markets. SPA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Paris, France. SPA press releases and a free table of contents of the report are available through CompuServe (GO:SPAFORUM), on the SPA Web site at or through Fax-on-Demand at 1(800) 637-6823.