ERIC Number: EJ886722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
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Investigating the Quality of the School Technology Needs Assessment (STNA) 3.0: A Validity and Reliability Study
Corn, Jenifer O.
Educational Technology Research and Development, v58 n4 p353-376 Aug 2010
Schools and districts should use a well-designed needs assessment to inform important decisions about a range of technology program areas. Presently, there is a lack of valid and reliable instruments available and accessible to schools to effectively assess their educational needs to better design and evaluate their projects and initiatives. The School Technology Needs Assessment (STNA) is a free, user-friendly online survey tool that meets this need for planning and formative evaluation of technology projects in educational settings. This study used existing data from a robust sample (n = 1918) of educators from across North Carolina to examine the reliability and validity of STNA. A collective review of study results including the literature review, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and internal consistently reliability analysis indicated that STNA was a high-quality instrument.
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Test Validity, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Educational Technology, Measurement, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Surveys, Test Reliability, Internet, Technology Planning, Computer Assisted Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina