ERIC Number: ED456827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden.
To guide districts through the process of creating workable technology plans, the Massachusetts Department of Education developed a set of benchmark standards that can be viewed as goals for districts to achieve by the year 2003. Based on findings from the most recent "Tech Plan Updates," the Department's online data collection system, this report tracks progress over the past four years and presents the state's current position in relation to the benchmark standards. The report is divided into the following sections: "Commitment to a Clear Vision,""Access,""Infrastructure for Connectivity,""Technical Support,""Technology Curriculum Integration,""Technology Professional Development,""Access to the Internet Outside the School Day," and "Technology for All Students." District statistics from Tech Plan Updates are discussed and given in a table at the end of the document, and include: student computer ratios, classrooms connected to the Internet, number of computers per 1 FTE technical support specialist, and number of staff per 0.5 curriculum integration. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Computers, Benchmarking, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Massachusetts Department of Education, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site: http://www.doe.mass.edu. For full text: http://www.doe.mass.edu/edtech/broad/etreport00.html.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts