New framework helps schools link technology to NCLB success

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has released a free online guide designed to help schools achieve more efficient integration of technology. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, “Profiling Educational Technology Integration (PETI): Resources for Assessing Readiness and Use” provides a suite of tools designed to assist states, districts, schools, and researchers in profiling their progress with technology over time, documenting both readiness and effective use. Resources include a framework for assessing educational technology; an “NCLB Matrix” linking technology questions and indicators to NCLB goals; district, building, and classroom observation tools; a list of helpful methodologies and protocols; sample reports; and a roster of corporations and other organizations with information relative to PETI. Several states, including California, Pennsylvania, and Arizona, already have begun to utilize the components of PETI by aligning surveys with the framework and participating in the pilot of the instruments.

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