ERIC Number: ED416819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct-9
School Technology and Readiness Report: From Pillars to Progress. The CEO Forum on Education and Technology, Year One.
CEO Forum on Education and Technology, Washington, DC.
The mission of the CEO Forum on Education and Technology is to build a common understanding of the issues and realities associated with the present use of technology in education, and to assess how ready schools are for teaching and learning in the 21st century. The key to creating the best learning environment is to integrate the "Four Pillars"--hardware, connectivity, digital content, and professional development--throughout the curriculum. The School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart provides a framework that describes technology presence, use, and integration in a typical school in four school profiles ranging from the "Low Technology" school that uses technology primarily for administrative functions, to the "Target Technology" school that integrates technology throughout the curriculum. The STaR Chart highlights the potential educational benefits each level of technology integration offers. The STaR Chart was used as the backdrop for an assessment of the nation's schools, based on hardware and connectivity data collected from nearly 80,000 public schools as well as supplementary data. Almost 60% of the nation's schools are "Low Tech" schools, and only 3% of schools nationwide have fully integrated technology into the classroom. This assessment serves as the baseline for three future annual assessments. The report contains the following sections: "Overview"; "From Pillars to Progress: Integrating Education and Technology"; "Lessons from Corporate America"; "The CEO Forum's National STaR Assessment"; and "Future Research." Appendices include: a status report on each of the "Four Pillars"; "Caution for the Future: Ensuring Equity"; "Achieving Education Objectives through Technology Use"; and "Methodology: 1997 National STaR Assessment." (SWC)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Microcomputers, National Programs, Professional Development, Technology Integration, Telecommunications
CEO Forum, 1001 G St., N.W., Suite 900 East, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202-393-2260; World Wide Web: www.ceoforum.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CEO Forum on Education and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: The STaR Chart is a pull-out section.