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1997-98 State Issues Report -- Technology PDF - Multistate compilations. (Education Commission of the States, 1998)...

Technology Component of State Standards: A Snapshot MS Word - Multistate compilations. (Education Commission of the States, September 1996)...

The No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D Enhancing Education Through Technology (NCLB II D) - Year Four in Review - The fourth annual National Trends Report presents findings on the use of federal funds to support educational technology under No Child Left Behind, Title II Part D for Fiscal Year 2005. The fourth year of NCLB II D was characterized by a 28% reduction in funds, more stringent guidelines for competitive grants, and the emergence of evaluative data on a host of programs that states report to be effectively advancing the program goals. Findings of Round 4 include: (1) states are increasingly sophisticated in their range of effective professional development models; (2) the type of evidence documenting the impact of the programs varies widely across states from descriptive evaluations to research studies; (3) states are setting priorities for the NCLB II D competitive grants that are evidence-based and tightly aligned to the NCLB goals; (4) states report more targeted priorities for competitive programs resulting in substantive programs in the academics, especially for literacy and math; (5) formula grants are used for technology and infrastructure improvements at significantly higher rates than in the competitive grants; and (6) the federal program continues to be a primary source of educational technology funding, states share that responsibility through dedicated and optional state funding sources. (State Educational Technology Directors Association, January 2007) ...

Educational Technology in Indiana: Is it Worth the Investment? - This brief examines the necessity for future funding of educational technology in the state of Indiana and the relationship between technology and student academic achievement, the hallmark concern of NCLB. In particular, the brief addresses the following questions: Does the use of educational technology foster student academic achievement? How is educational technology being used in Indiana and across the nation? Is educational technology a cost-effective tool for Indiana’s public schools? Given limited fiscal resources and the need to comply with NCLB standards, what are the most effective ways to utilize the technology already in place? (Vincent J. Palozzi and Terry E. Spradlin, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Spring 2006) ...

SETDA's Technical Assistance Partnership Program (TAPP) - In October, 2003, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $15 million in evaluation grants to conduct scientifically-based evaluations of how technology impacts student achievement in elementary and secondary education. This site reflects the work of nine of the ten states that are grantees. State Education Technology Director's Association's TAPP is designed to offer dissemination and networking services to those state teams who are implementing the state-wide scientifically based research projects. ...

Regional Education Technology Assistance - New Mexico - Through the U.S. Department of Education's Technology Innovation Challenge Grant, the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program focuses on the professional development of preservice and inservice teachers in the effective use of technology to support educational goals. This site includes a chat room, workshops and online courses for teachers in New Mexico....

Progress Report on Educational Technology: State-by-State Profiles - Between 1993 and 1999, the percentage of schools with access to the Internet grew from 35% to 95%. During the same period, classrooms with Internet access increased from 3% to 65%, according to this report. It explores the extent to which each state has met the goals of the 1996 Technology Literacy Challenge presented by President Clinton and Vice President Gore. Those goals include: (1) all teachers will have the training and support for helping students learn using computers and the information superhighway; (2) all teachers and students will have modern multimedia computers in their classrooms; (3) every classroom will be connected to the information superhighway; and (4) effective software and online learning resources will be an integral part of every school’s curriculum. The report also includes longitudinal tables that summarize technological funding and grants for each state. (U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology, December 2000) ...

Maryland Plan for Technology in Education: 2002-2005 - In 1995, the state began implementation of the Maryland Plan for Technology in Education. The plan, developed by the Committee on Technology in Education (COTE), was revised for 2002-2005 and included five objectives for achieving the primary goal, with accompanying rationales, progress to date, targets for 2005 and recommended actions for each. The objectives include: (1) access to high performance technology will be universal; (2) all educators will be capable of effectively using technology tools and digital content; (3) technology tools and digital content will be seamlessly integrated into all classrooms on a regular basis; (4) technology will be used effectively to improve school administrative functions and operational processes; and (5) effective research, assessment, and evaluation will result in accountability and continuous improvement in the implementation and use of technology. A Draft of the 2007-2012 technology plan also is available. (Maryland Committee on Technology in Education, March 2002) ...


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