ERIC Number: ED370527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Portfolio-Based Evaluation of Utah's Education Technology Initiative: 1990-1991 School Year.
Mergendoller, John R.; And Others
This report examines the impact of the Utah Educational Technology Initiative (ETI) on student performance and student access to computers during the initial year of implementation in the 1990-91 school year. Chapter 1 describes ETI goals, the goals of the evaluation report, the concept of portfolio analysis, and organization of the report. An overview of school district ETI proposals is provided in Chapter 2, including details on goals, dates of operation, and funding levels. Chapter 3 discusses the impact of the ETI on student performance, including statewide testing results, ETI coordinators' reports, principals' reports, results of a Salt Lake City evaluation of district ETI projects, and school administrator and teacher perceptions. The impact of the ETI on student computer use is discussed in Chapter 4, including changes between 1990 and 1991 in the number of computers available to students, the computer/student ratio, the amount of time students use computers, and the number of schools using computers in instruction. Chapter 5 presents a case study of the Salt Lake City School District that addresses ETI planning, project descriptions, constraints, and evaluation. Recommendations related to teacher training/support and computer use policies are offered. The appendixes include student performance goals for reading, writing, language arts, mathematics, and science; examples of students writing; and examples of writing assignments. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Beryl Buck Inst. for Education, Novato, CA.
Note: For related documents, see IR 647-649.