Electronic Media for the School Market: Review, Trends & Forecast 2006-2007

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Published Apr 1, 2006 | 215 Pages | Pub ID: CU1366922

Electronic Media for the School Market: Review, Trends and Forecast 2006-2007 provides a detailed evaluation of which comprehensive courseware, modular software and multimedia applications will grow in 2006 and beyond, including:
  • Instructional software
  • Online services and the Internet
  • Multiple media packages
  • Funding
  • Emerging technologies
Use this invaluable reference to uncover revenue opportunities, assess the latest information on critical factors influencing market conditions, review partner or potential acquisition profiles, examine revenue rankings and three-year forecasts, benchmark your performance against that of your competitors, and plan your short- and long-term growth strategies.

You'll find complete coverage of all major trends driving the market today, including:
  • The continuing impact of the No Child Left Behind federal education reform act of 2002, including increased accountability for both schools and companies that provide educational solutions
  • The increasing dominance of assessment and remediation as key market drivers
  • Continuing growth of distance learning solutions
  • Emergence of one-to-one learning environments via laptops, handhelds and cell phones
  • Switch from sales of individual software components to complete solution sets
  • Effects of federal education cuts and improved state budgets
  • And more
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Industry Size and Structure
Forces Impacting K-12 Education and Its Marketplace
Solution Selling Is One Response
K-12 Print Materials Lead Industry Increase
Courseware Challenges Modular Material
Mergers & Acquisitions Take Off, Then Slow Down
Table 1.1: Sales of Print and Electronic Media to the U.S. School Market, 2004-2006P
Table 1.2: Electronic vs. Print Media in the U.S. K-12 Market, 2005
Table 1.3: Electronic Media Used for Instruction in U.S. Schools, 2004-2005
Table 1.4: Share of Electronic Media Used for Instruction in U.S. Schools, 2005
Table 1.5: Simba Information’s Merger and Acquisition Index, January-December 2005
Chapter 2: Enrollment and Demographics
The West Continues to Grow; Northeast Declines
Western States Show Long-Term Growth
Recent Growth Areas
Schools Become More Diverse
English-Language Programs Grow as Population Diversifies
Homeschool Enrollment Grows 28.9% Between 1999 and 2003
3.9 Million Require Special Services
Table 2.1: Total Public/Private Projected K-12 Enrollment, 2003-2014
Table 2.2: U.S. K-12 Public School Enrollment by Region, 2003-2013
Table 2.3: Top 10 Fastest-Growing States by U.S. Public School Enrollment, 2001-2013
Table 2.4: Public School Enrollment by State, 2004 vs. 2005
Table 2.5: Enrollment by County, 25 Districts with Largest Increases, 2005-2006
Table 2.6: Percentage of K-12 Students by Race/Ethnicity by State, Fall 1991 vs. Fall 2001
Table 2.7: English-Language Program Growth, 1990 vs. 2000
Chapter 3: Funding
What the Federal Government Provides
Bush Proposes New Programs for Fiscal 2007
Title I: Major Source of NCLB Funding Proposed Flat in 2007
Title I District Funding Picture More Mixed
Reading First Allocations Virtually Flat
State Tax Revenue Up
Other Federal Funding
Table 3.1: Key Federal Education Appropriations, 2005-2007P
Table 3.2: U.S. Department of Education Title I State Grant Allocations, 2005-2007P
Table 3.3: Title I District Funding, 25 Districts with Largest Allocations, 2005
Table 3.4: Growth in Reading First Grants by State,
Table 3.5: Average Expenditure per Student in K-12 Public Schools, 2003-2004 vs. 2004-2005
Chapter 4: Trends in Electronic Instruction
Blogs Bloom in K-12
Wikis Used More in Higher Education
Students Embrace Podcasting
Professional Development Continues Evolution
Distance Learning Keeps Building
Tutoring Market Fails to Reach Potential
Chapter 5: Instructional Software
Reading and ELL Are Ongoing Opportunities
Future Will Be Global
Titles Slow, but Still Represent Largest Share of Software Market
Comprehensive Courseware Continues Double-Digit Growth
Riverdeep Leads Electronic Publishers in 2005
Difficult Year for Some Providers
Table 5.1: Spending on Software Used for Instruction in U.S. Schools, 2004-2005
Table 5.2: Leading K-12 Instructional Software Publishers, 2004-2005
Table 5.3: Software Performance Ranking, 2004 vs. 2005
Chapter 6: Video
Formats: VHS, DVD and Streaming Video
What Educators Are Saying
Education Going Hollywood
The Costs to Schools
Case Study: Iowa
Competitors in the Video Market
Discovery Education
Goldhil Entertainment
Library Video Co.
Films Media Group
Other Market Contributors
Table 6.1: Electronic Media Used for Instruction in U.S. Schools, 2004 vs. 2005
Table 6.2: Number of VHS/DVD Titles for the U.S. School Market Introduced by Leading Vendors, 2005
Table 6.3: Comparison of Streaming Video Packages, Leading Vendors, 2005
Table 6.4: Price of Streaming Video by Vendor, 2005
Chapter 7: Hardware and Emerging Technologies
Overview of Computer Access
Daily Usage Lags Behind Access
Districts Plan Technology Initiatives, but Are Cautious in Spending
Dell Is the Most Popular School Computer
Wireless Options Continue Expansion
One-to-One Computing
Handhelds Are One Alternative to Laptops
One-to-One May Evolve Toward Cell Phones
Interactive Whiteboards Used in 30% of Schools
Interest in Wireless Devices for Assessment
Table 7.1: Computer Intensity by State, 2003-2005
Table 7.2: Wireless Network Penetration by School Type, 2002-2005
Table 7.3: Laptop Penetration by School Type, 2004-2005
Table 7.4: The Digital Backpack
Table 7.5: Digital Whiteboard Penetration by School Type, 2004-2005
Chapter 8: Forecast and Conclusions
What Will Drive Sales
Comprehensive Courseware Will Outpace Market
Table 8.1: Forecast Electronic Media Used for Instruction in U.S. Schools, 2006-2009
Chapter 9: Company Profiles, Software Vendors
American Education Corp.
AutoSkill International Inc.
Carnegie Learning Inc.
Curriculum Advantage
Harcourt (Reed Elsevier)
Houghton Mifflin Co.
Inspiration Software
LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
McGraw-Hill Education
Pearson Education
Plato Learning
ProQuest Information and Learning
Renaissance Learning
Scholastic Corp.
Scientific Learning Corp.
Siboney Corp.
Sunburst Technology
WRC Media/CompassLearning