ERIC Number: ED406968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Study of Educational Technology Programs Authorized from 1989-1992. Phase II of the Comprehensive Study of Educational Technology Programs Authorized from 1984-1992. Introduction.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
This introduction to Phase II, of a four-phase study, provides information on the background of the California Educational Technology Assessment Project (CETAP), the legislative history and rationale for the study, and the general evaluation plan. Phase II presents an in-depth formative and summative assessment of six major programs funded by AB 1470--the Farr-Morgan-Quackenbush Educational Technology Act of 1989. The six programs studied in this phase are: (1) the first year of schools receiving School-Based Educational Technology Grants; (2) Model Technology Schools (Level I); (3) Level II Model Technology School Projects; (4) Instructional Television Regional Agencies; (5) Software Development Projects; and (6) the California Technology Project and its regional consortia. Six priorities for the evaluation of the educational technology programs included: site-based technology use planning; level of implementation; curriculum support and alignment; staff development; learning resources management; and evaluation and accountability. It is noted that the data gathered for the study were concerned with the cost-benefits of each program; the extent to which program objectives and activities were implemented; the extent of integration and support of the curriculum frameworks; the influence of the programs on school planning for technology use; the coordination of projects with existing programs and resources; and the impact of projects on students, staff, and instructional programs. (Contains 78 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Educational Technology.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.