Item 16 Computer and Technology Literacy
In 16a, indicate whether or not this district has effectively and fully integrated technology into the learning environment. The “NA” response is allowable only if this district does not receive federal Title IID funds. Full technology integration into curriculum and instruction presents a desirable learning environment in which technology tools and resources can be effectively used to extend and expand learning. A high integrated technology learning environment provides students and teachers with:
to up-to-date, primary source material;
• Ways to collaborate with students, teachers, and experts around the world;
• Opportunities for expressing understanding via images, sound, and text.
In 16b, enter the unduplicated counts of professional personnel achieving and not achieving acceptable performance on standards-based profiles of technology user skills during the 2006-07 school year. Goal 2 of the NYS Draft Technology Plan – February 2003 is your guide for this part. Goal 2 states: Every teacher and prospective teacher will meet technology competency standards that ensure their ability to use learning technologies effectively in supporting student achievement of the New York State Learning Standards. The NYS Draft Technology Plan – February 2003 can be viewed at
In 16c, enter the number of eighth grade students enrolled at the end of the eighth grade for school year 2007-08 and the percentage of those that were assessed or evaluated as being either technology literate or not technology literate, or for whom assessments/evaluations were not performed.
A technology literate student can demonstrate that he or she has the following:
Technology literate students should be able to:
· use technology for communication, research and collaboration and problem-solving, to locate, collect, synthesize, and evaluate information from a variety of electronic sources, and to use telecommunications and other media to interact or collaborate with peers, experts, and other audiences.
To further provide correct responses to this question, refer to the Crosswalk of ISTE’s Education Technology Standards and Performance Indicators with NYS Learning Standards & Performance Indicators Associated with Education Technology Skills, and examples of on-line assessments. Information and resources can be found at www.p12.nysed.gov/technology.
In 16d, indicate whether or not this district has fully integrated an acceptable use policy (AUP) as part of the district’s Technology Plan. For further information on internet safety, refer to the internet safety guide at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/technology/EdTech/resources/securiuse.htm. (An education law regarding instruction in the safe use of the internet was added in section 814 of the NYS Education Law. The law states that any school district in the state may provide to pupils in grades kindergarten through twelve, with instruction designed to promote the proper and safe use of the internet. (Amended Education Law Article 17 by adding Section 814 to Chapter 526) link: http://assembly.state.ny.us/ Law A00994.
16. Computer and Technology Literacy (these questions are for federal reporting purposes)
a. Has this district effectively and fully integrated technology as defined by the State?
YES NO NA*
b. Enter the unduplicated counts of professional personnel achieving and not achieving acceptable
performance on standards-based profiles of technology user skills during the 2007-08 school year
as defined by the State:
d. In 16d, indicate whether or not this district has fully integrated an acceptable use policy (AUP) as part of the district’s Technology Plan.
* Allowable response only if the district does not receive federal Title IID funds.