|Studying Practices for Increasing
Capacity in Evaluation (SPICE), is a two-year project designed
to study the challenges and solutions of scaling up an established
evaluation capacity-building effort. That work, called Capacity
to Apply Project Evaluation (CAPE), encompasses the professional
development, follow-up technical assistance, and resources provided
to teachers, administrators, and education specialists, to expand
their understanding of evaluation practice and organizational change.
The substantive content of CAPE is built around the CAPE
Formative Evaluation Framework, an evaluation-planning
process with embedded resources, intended to guide teams of educators
through the conceptualization, design, and implementation of project-specific
formative evaluations. SPICE is funded by the US
Partners in Learning (PiL) Mid-Tier program—Microsoft
Corporation’s flagship digital inclusion program, designed
to positively impact US public education through grants and donated
Technology Needs Assessment (STNA) collects data describing
what respondents think about a variety of broad areas of technology
implementation in their school. Analysis of data provides a picture
of the school as a whole, rather than of individual staff members,
presented as frequencies and percentages of responses to all items,
and bar graph representations of those values. The STNA (say, "Stenna")
is free and is intended for use in K-12 education settings.
The Looking for Technology Integration (LoFTI) observation protocol is intended to provide a snapshot of how technology is being used overall in typical school settings by teachers and students.
Developed by the SERVE Center at UNCG in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Educational Technology Division, LoFTI was created to align with the tenants of the NC IMPACT technology integration model, while considering other contemporary frameworks for examining technology use in teaching and learning.
Technology to Support a School-Family-Community Partnership Survey
is designed to help schools determine parent and staff perceptions
regarding the use of technology to support school-family-community
partnerships. It is specifically intended to provide information
to help school-level planners - administrators, technology and
media specialists, and school or technology planning team members
- make decisions about the use of technology to support the school's
family and community involvement efforts.
Initiatives Regional Technology in Education Consortium
October 22, 2007
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Education (OESE) on contract number R302A000011, CFDA 84.302A.
Its contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the
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Center at UNCG