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III. ACTION PLAN:    A. Access    B. ICT Literacy   C. Professional Development    D. Community      [Data[ICTLitKit

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Where's the data?

In order for successful results to occur, a plan must be driven by the examination and analysis of data relative to all areas. There are many data collection points available to districts for planning and evaluating technology use. Here you will find required data collection tools as well as other useful examples from which to choose and customize as needed for your district.

As it fulfills these purposes, the guide should help focus questions about digital technology tools in education so that more meaningful policy and discussion can emerge.

NHDoE Data Collection:
  NH Annual School Tech Survey - This data is collected annually from each school building by by the NHDOE Office of Educational Technology. You should retain copies of all surveys submitted and refer to that data when writing or updating your plan.
  Levels of Technology Implementation (LoTI) - This survey assesses an educator's levels of current instructional practice and personal computer use. The focus is on instruction, not on technology skills as isolated competencies.
Other Data Resources:

Eight Buying Tips for Data Warehouses - Technology & Learning magazine has an online article (8/16/04) about things to consider when shopping for a data warehousing product.

  Data-driven Decision Making: Vision to Know and Do (3D2Know) - CoSN has developed a self assessment tool to help estimate a district’s readiness to use data-driven decision models. Along with this tool, you'll find many more data resources.

Technology in Schools: Suggestions, Tools, and Guidelines for Assessing Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education, is published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and is available in print and online. This guide is meant to fulfill several purposes:

  • to provide guidelines and tools to gather information on the presence and use of technology in schools;
  • to facilitate the development and maintenance of data on technology in schools;
  • to help reduce the redundancy and diversity in data collection and, simultaneously, to facilitate comparability in the information obtained; and
  • to increase awareness of the breadth of issues related to the deployment of technology in educational settings.
  The Best Way to Collect Data
  The Forces to Collect Data
  Downloadable Tools
  Statistics on Teacher Use of Technology Nationwide
  EnGuage: Online Assessment Tools
  CEO Forum
  Mankato Scale (Bellingham Version)
  Different States: Maryland, RI



Ed 306 Minimum Standards for Public School Approval:

  • Ed 306.14 Basic Instructional Standards
  • Ed 306.23 Statistical Reports; Accountability
  • Ed 306.24 Assessment
  • Also: all Subject Area Sections of the Standards


  • The plan must include an assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services that will be needed to improve education or library services;
  • The plan must have a professional development strategy to ensure that staff know how to use these new technologies to improve education or library services;