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:

• Access 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.

 

 

 


Appearing on Fall 2008 BEDS District Summary Form

 

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:

           

Staff Category

 

Number of Personnel Achieving

 

Number of Personnel Not Achieving

 

Teachers

 

 

 

Librarians

 

 

 

Other Professional Staff

 

 

 

 

 

c. 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 done. (See directions for the NYSED definition of technology literacy.)

 

 

See directions for the NYSED definition of technology literacy.

 

How well students perform on their technology literacy skills (estimate if necessary)

Total Number of Student Assessed/Evaluated

 

 

Percentage of Students Assessed/Evaluated

 

 

Percentage of Literate Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Does the school district have an acceptable use policy for its students                    yes         no

 

Does the school district have an acceptable use policy for its students                    yes         no

 

Does the school district have an acceptable use policy in its students handbook     yes         no

 

Does the school district have an internet filter that is in compliance with the

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)                                                                yes         no

 

Does the school district provide instruction for student and staff on the

responsible use of technology, including ethics and safety issues                            yes         no

 

 

 

 

 

* Allowable response only if the district does not receive federal Title IID funds.