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Measuring the effect of technology in the classroom can be a difficult task. There are a variety of resources you can look to for assistance with this task.

Many organizations offer methods for charting technology’s impact on teaching and learning. The Milken Exchange has a set of guidelines to evaluate implementation, as well as assessment tools for professional development. You can find information on the Milken Exchange at


The CEO Forum has also assembled evaluation tools that are currently used by schools in several states. The CEO Forum’s School Technology and Readiness (STaR) chart is especially popular. The CEO Forum web site is at


In addition to evaluation tools from organizations, many schools are creating their own methods of evaluation based on observing classrooms, testing teachers and students, and examining portfolios.

The article also reprints a helpful chart from the Southeast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium that compares nine different evaluation tools. You can access the chart online at