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NJ Public School Technology Survey

Person completing this form:
First Name:
Last Name:


School Phone: School Fax:
School Address:  
State: Zip:
# of Teachers:

# of Students:

Grade Span:

Principal's E-mail:
Media Specialist:
Media Spec. E-mail:
Technology Coordinator:
Tech. Coordinator's E-mail:
District Web Site:
School Web Site:

1. Estimate the percentage of teachers in your school at each skill level in the use of technology in instruction. (Responses should total 100%.) (Beginner is learning operations. Intermediate uses applications. Advanced integrates it into the curriculum. Instructor teaches applications.)
% Beginner
% Intermediate
% Advanced
% Instructor Level

a. Does your DISTRICT have a technology coordinator/director?

b. Does your SCHOOL have a technology coordinator?

3. Is there someone at your school whose responsibilities include providing leadership and support for teachers in integrating technology into the curriculum?

4. Teachers and library media staff are provided on-going, sustained professional development in infusing technology into curricula, instruction and assessment.

5. How does your school address and evaluate whether technology has been effectively integrated into the curriculum?
(Check all that apply)
Conduct needs assessments
Teacher attendance at professional development opportunities
Evaluate use of technology in lesson plans
Observe classrooms
Include technology use in professional improvement plans
Do site-based research
Use of rubrics that include the use of technology
Conduct student and teacher surveys
Review of relevant research
Make use of digital curricula

6. When technology problems arise teachers are supported by the following means:
(Check all that apply)
Help Desk
Electronic Monitoring

7. How many technicians on staff support your school's technology infrastructure? (If a technician is assigned part-time to your school, use a decimal such as .5 to indicate half-time or .25 to indicate quarter time.)

8. Does the supervision and evaluation of educators in your school address effective use of technology for student achievement?

9. Check the statements that best describe the way most teachers use technology in the classroom.
(Check all that apply)
Use tools to enhance productivity (i.e. e-mail, grade books, lesson plans)
Use the Internet to provide assignments for students that use technology efficiently to support the curriculum
Enrolled in online courses this year
Use non-traditional assessments to evaluate student learning (multimedia projects, web sites, movies, portfolios)
Offer opportunities for authentic student centered, project based learning
Use innovative strategies for the delivery of specialized or rigorous academic courses and curriculum through the use of technology.

10. In your school technology is:
(Check one)
Fully integrated into classroom instructional programs
Integrated into specific instructional units or projects
Used infrequently with students
Not used at all in classroom instructional programs

11. School-wide use of technology:
(Check all that apply)
All instructional and administrative rooms have computers with network access.
All instructional and administrative rooms have computers with Internet access.
All instructional and administrative rooms have access to an online attendance system .
Faculty news is shared throughout the building by e-mail.
Classrooms and administrative offices have access to appropriate online student records for guidance counselors, faculty, administration and the transportation office.
Food service office has access and uses online information on student lunch eligibility.
All staff make use of an online student grade book.
Electronic student report cards are issued.
Library has automated systems for card catalogs.
All students have access to electronically delivered learning materials.
Library has high speed access to the Internet for student access/research.
There is a school-wide media distribution center.
Outreach to parents is accomplished using electronic means (i.e. web site, e-mail, announcements, schedules, lunch menus, permissions slips).

12. Does your school have either
LAN (local area network)?

Wireless Network?

13. Is your school connected to other buildings in your district through a WAN (Wide Area Network)?

14. Do students participate in remote classes or interactive event based activities?

If yes, then check all that apply:
Interactive TV
Desktop Conferencing
Compressed Video
Cable Based System
Other (please specify) .

15. Is school access to the Internet by direct link?

If yes, then check all bandwidth capacities that apply:
56 Kb
128 ISDN
Fractional T-1
Fractional T-3
Cable Modem
Other (Please specify)

16. Indicate the percentage of school-based connectivity for each group.

  Administrators Instructional Staff Students
Internet Access % % %
E-mail % % %

17. Indicate the number of rooms requested for each location:

  Classroom/Instructional Library/Media Center Computer Labs Administrative Offices
Number of rooms:        
Number of rooms with Internet Connections:        

18. Does your school have an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that addresses Internet and other information technology use by:
Teachers and administrators?

19. Does your school have Internet filtering/monitoring software currently in use?

20. What percentage of all students in your school use technology tools in the curriculum and learning activities on a daily basis? (Check only one.)
over 80%

21. What percentage of all students in your school use the Internet on a daily basis as part of the curriculum? (Check only one.)
over 80%

22. Most students in our school: (Check all that apply)
Develop or complete grade appropriate assignments using word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation software
Have information literacy skills to enhance learning and increase productivity
Have access to effective and engaging software
Have access to distance learning technology to obtain information and collaborate with peers and experts
Are self sufficient in their use of appropriate technology tools in their classrooms to improve assignments and projects
Are able to produce a multimedia project by the end of 8th grade

23. Total number of teachers with a computer (multimedia capable, Internet access) dedicated to their use at school.

24. Multimedia computers (for purposes of this survey) are defined as Pentium or Power Mac and above. Identify the total number of multimedia computers that are in use in the following locations:

Desktop & Laptop

    »All computer labs
    »All classroom/instructional rooms
    »Library media centers
    »Administration offices and other

How many hand held computers are used in instruction?

25. Of the computers listed above,
How many are connected to the internet?
How many are thin clients?
How many are laptops?

26. How many years is a computer in use before it is considered obsolete?
How many years is a computer in use before it is replaced?
How many computers are in use that are considered obsolete?

27. Of the students enrolled in your school, please estimate the percentage of students who have the following in their homes:
Multimedia computer with basic software (word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation), Internet access and a printer %
I do not know this answer but will be able to answer this question on the 2004 survey.

28. How does your school support students who do not have access to technology in their homes? (Check all that apply)
After school open labs
Community centers

29. Does your school offer educational technology activities/programs to families and community members?

If yes, then check all that apply:
On campus adult access to school equipment
Off campus adult access to school equipment
Web site hosting for community organizations
Online parent resource section on the school's website

30. Describe or add any information that you feel is valuable for us to know: