ERIC Number: ED407923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Putting the Pieces Together: A Report Examining Computer Technology in New York State's Public Schools.
New York State Assembly, Albany. Committee on Oversight, Analysis & Investigation.
This report examines resources supporting technology in New York public schools and how well state policies and funding streams support the New York State Regents' goals. It also explores proposed fiscal and operational changes that contribute to or inhibit effective integration of technology within the curriculum. The report discusses some proposed recommendations to address the existing inequities and the lack of curriculum integration. The report includes the following sections: (1) Methodology and Acknowledgments; (2) Executive Summary; (3) Goals for the Integration of Technology in Schools; (4) School Building Technology Resources; (5) Computer and Technology Funding; (6) Special Services Aid for Five Large City School Districts; (7) Instructional Computer Software Aid; and (8) Student Information Systems Grants. Examples are also provided of deficiencies in the data collected, which limited the Committee's evaluation of expenditures and the effectiveness of computer and other technology-based efforts. As a result, a survey which asks schools about computer/technology planning, training, services, and funding was developed. Results from the survey will give state lawmakers a clearer understanding of computer/technology activities, effectiveness, and anticipated future needs, better enabling them to identify how funding and statutory and regulatory policies need to be adjusted. Appendices include a copy of the computer technology questionnaire and list of school district resources. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Grants, Instructional Effectiveness, Problems, Public Schools, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Assembly, Albany. Committee on Oversight, Analysis & Investigation.
Identifiers - Location: New York