Rhode Island SCHOOL Technology Survey 2011

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UPDATE: This SURVEY will CLOSE on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 at 4:00pm.

Individual SCHOOL Survey

This survey is designed as a comprehensive assessment of the overall technology environment within RI schools. This survey data can assist technology decision makers at both the local and state level. There is a companion survey for the DISTRICT level with DIFFERENT questions. (Note: If your district is composed of a single school, you will still complete BOTH the district and the school surveys because the questions are different.)

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) relies on this survey data to evaluate the extent to which the state and its schools are effectively implementing technology plans and programs. Survey data also helps verify compliance with federal and state technology requirements. In addition, RIDE recently submitted a Capital Improvement request of $20 million to fund technology infrastructure within Rhode Island’s public schools in support of the bold educational reform initiatives outlined in the Department’s Strategic Plan. The approval of this funding is currently pending and your response to this survey will help RIDE appropriately allocate if approved, the $20 million LEA Technology Infrastructure capital request across FY 2013-FY 2017.

The essential questions addressed by this survey are:
  • Do we have the infrastructure necessary to utilize technology effectively in teaching and learning as well as the business of schools?
  • Do we have the personnel capacity to support the integration of technology into all curricular areas as well as the business of schools?
  • Do we provide the necessary professional development and curriculum development to allow technology to be used effectively by students in their thinking and learning as well as personnel in the business of schools?

There are 6 sections to this survey:
  • School Demographic Information
  • Technology Access: Hardware
  • Technology Access: Students and Teachers
  • Technology Access: Service and Support
  • Technology Literacy: NETS
  • Technology Professional Development
Please be sure to consult with other staff in your school to provide the most informed answers possible.

For fiscal questions, please have the appropriate personnel (e.g., superintendent, school/district business officer, principal) verify the cost information prior to submission to ensure accuracy. Please be as accurate as possible in all answers, as the data submitted here will be used and referenced at RIDE in planning for the future.

PDF versions of both surveys are available on the RIDE web site for your convenience. Printing the survey and keeping a file of your responses is highly recommend. http://www.ride.ri.gov/Instruction/intech/TechSurvey.aspx

Paper submissions will NOT be accepted.

UPDATE: This SURVEY will CLOSE on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 at 4:00pm.
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