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									Instructions for Completing and Submitting Your Online Tech
Plan Implementation Report
NOTE: The data you submit using these forms is a report on your
implementation of your district's technology plan. Your district
should have a 3-to 5-year technology plan on file in the district
office. In addition, The Department strongly urges you to post your
plan on the district's web site. After you submit these forms, the
Department of Education will review and approve the implementation
of your technology plan and send you an approval letter.

Log in with your user name and password to access your forms. (If you need
help with the process of updating and submitting your report online,
contact Baiba Ozols at bozols@doe.mass.edu .) Please submit all forms:

Data Collection Form - FY 2006 - Update with accurate information for FY
2006 (July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006).

District Technology Profile - Update district information as of June 30,
2006.

Individual School Technology Profile - Update a form for each school in
your district with current information as of June 30, 2006. (Do not
include information on computers purchased after June 30, 2006.)
Each time you access your forms you will see the status displayed as one
of the following:

NEW
When you access your forms for the first time during this update period,
the status will be displayed as "NEW." All forms will be blank.

SAVED
As you enter information into a form, you will be reminded to use the
correct formats. For example, the system will not allow you to enter
alphabetical characters into a field that requires a number. Pressing the
"NEXT" button will save the data that have been entered. No additional
validation of the information is required at this point. The form's status
will become "SAVED" after you hit the "SAVE" button on the last page,
indicating that data have been entered into the form in the acceptable
field formats. The SAVED status allows a user to exit before finishing.
The next time the form is accessed, the previously entered data is
displayed. Once you have entered and saved the necessary data on the
profile forms, your district statistics will be automatically calculated
and they will appear on the forms.

COMPLETED
After you have entered all data into a form and the data is accurate, you
should click the "COMPLETED" button. This action will validate the entire
form, checking, for example, that all required fields have been filled in.
If they have not, error messages will appear. Any errors found by the
validation process must be corrected. Data in a form marked as "COMPLETED"
can still be changed.

SUBMITTED
Once all of the Forms are marked COMPLETED, they are ready to be
"SUBMITTED" to the Department of Education. No changes can be made to the
data after the form is marked as "SUBMITTED." Users must login with the
Superintendent's user name and password in order to have the capability to
submit forms. The "SUBMIT ALL" button appears on the screen only when the
Superintendent's username and password have been used to login. The Department
cannot approve your technology plan until you have submitted all of the forms
for your district.

PRINT
Please remember to print a copy of your forms before submitting them.
Click on the printer icon next to each of the forms to bring up the print
window. Click on the "SEND TO PRINTER" button on the left-hand side of the
screen to print the document. Please be aware that you might have to set
your printer to landscape so that your data will not be cut off during
printing.

Additional Instructions:
You must enter a number in all boxes that call for a number. You cannot
leave these boxes blank. If your response for a box is none, please enter
a zero (0).

You must check one response for any question that requires a Yes, No or NA
response.
For any field requiring a dollar amount, use whole numbers only. Do NOT
use dollar signs ($), commas (,) or alphabetic characters.

Operational Budget
Operational budget expenditures are defined as expenses paid out of local
appropriations through such funds as State Chapter 70 funds, local
receipts from taxes, and other expenses that come under the levy limit
outlined by Proposition 2 1/2. These expenses are for actual amounts paid
during the period from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

Administrative Technology Column
Administrative Technology expenditures are defined as expenses incurred in
support of administrative positions such as technology director, assistant
superintendent, technology coordinator, principal, data manager/analyst,
webmaster and others that are considered "non-instructional" positions. If
these expenses are for district personnel, expenses should be pro-rated to
reflect the percentage of each individual's time actually spent on
technology administrative activities. This amount should reflect the FTE
entered in section 4 for Leadership.

Instructional Technology Column
Instructional Technology expenditures are defined as expenses incurred in
support of regular teachers and curriculum. Providers of this support
could include technology integration specialists, library teachers, and
technology professional development specialists (TPD specialists) who are
involved in curriculum integration. This area should NOT duplicate any of
the Professional Development expenditures included in column three. If
these expenses are for district personnel, expenses should be pro-rated to
reflect the percentage of each individual's time actually spent on
instruction-related activities. This amount should reflect the FTE entered
in section 4 for Curriculum Integration.

Professional Development Column
Professional Development expenditures are defined as expenses incurred
training staff (both administrative and instructional) in the use of new
technologies acquired by a school system. This may include hardware and
software purchased as well as training expenses if used for professional
development purposes. If these expenses are for district personnel,
expenses should be pro-rated to reflect the percentage of each
individual's time actually spent on professional development-related
activities.

Maintenance and Support Column
Maintenance and Support expenditures are defined as expenses incurred
supporting existing computing services in a district. Examples might
include network administrators, support technicians, repair and
maintenance contracts and contractors, etc. If these expenses are for
district personnel, expenses should be pro-rated to reflect the percentage
of each individual's time actually spent on maintenance and
support-related activities. Column 4 & 5 should reflect the FTE reported
in section 4 for Network/Tech Support.

Networking Column
Networking expenditures are defined as expenses incurred building and
expanding networks within and outside a district, as well as connectivity
expenses between schools in a district and the Internet. Examples might
include network wiring and hardware, Internet connections to local
Internet service providers, high-speed data lines such as T1, consultants
in the design and implementation of new networks, etc. If these expenses
are for district personnel, expenses should be pro-rated to reflect the
percentage of each individual's time actually spent on network-related
activities. Column 4 & 5 should reflect the FTE reported in section 4 for
Network/Tech Support.

Salaries Row
Amounts should be pro-rated to reflect the percentage of each individual's
time actually spent on specific technology activities.

Hardware Row
Items costing more than $5000 per unit should be entered under Capital
Expenditures.

Software Row
Items costing more than $5000 per unit should be entered under Capital
Expenditures.

Capital Expenditures Row
Expenditures on hardware/software (if unit price is over $5000) should be
entered here.

Supplies Row
Technology-related supplies (such as printer cartridges) should be entered
here.

Other Expenditures Row
Technology-related spending not counted in other rows may be included
here.
Local Technology Plan
July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006

Data Collection Form
______ District
District Code:00000000District Name:______
Fiscal Year:2006Tech Plan Status:NEW
Last Updated:May 17, 2006Today's Date:May 17, 2006

Person Responsible for Completing Form:
First Name: Last Name:
Title: Asst. Superintendent DOE Prod Support Employee
Network Manager Superintendent Supervisor Systems Manager
Technology Director Typist none Other
If Title is "other,"
Please Specify:
Email:(only one)
Phone:--X
District Web site (Provide URL. If none, enter "N/A.")


1. BENCHMARK 1: Commitment to a Clear Vision and Mission
Statement

A. Vision, Mission and Goals
1) Do you have an up-to-date, long-range technology plan on
file in your district? YES     NO

2) Is your district technology plan posted on your web site?
YES     NO
If yes, what is the URL for your technology plan?

3) The following contains the vision, mission and goals of
your district technology plan that you last submitted:
Testing...

4) What goals do you feel you have accomplished last year
(from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006)? (2000 characters max)

5) What are your goals for the upcoming year (from July 1,
2006 to June 30, 2007)? (2000 characters max)


B. Budget: Technology Expenditures from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006
Please provide the names and titles of the staff who provided
expenditures information:
Name: (mandatory) Title: (mandatory)
Name: (optional) Title: (optional)
We strongly urge that this section be completed in
collaboration with the district business manager/financial
director.

When completing the expenditures for salaries and contracted
services, please pro-rate the expenditures according to the
functions each person performs. For example, if the technology
director dedicates 50% of his/her time to computer
maintenance, half of his/her salary should be listed under
Maintenance and Support.

NOTE: Distribute expenditures across categories so that
spending is not double-counted.

Operational Budget
Administrative Technology
Instructional Technology
Technology Professional Development
Maintenance and Support
Networking
Total
Salaries
0
Contracted Services
0
Hardware
0
Software
0
Capital Expenditures
0
Supplies
0
Other Expenditures
0
Total

Bonded Technology
Administrative Technology
Instructional Technology
Technology Professional Development
Maintenance and Support
Networking
Total
Contracted Services
0
Hardware
0
Software
0
Capital Expenditures
0
Supplies
0
Other Expenditures
0
Total
Grants and Other
Administrative Technology
Instructional Technology
Technology Professional Development
Maintenance and Support
Networking
Total
Salaries
0
Contracted Services
0
Hardware
0
Software
0
Capital Expenditures
0
Supplies
0
Other Expenditures
0
Total


C. Evaluation
1.Do you comply with the state's Chapter 30B Supplies and
Service Procedures? For more information, go to Operational
Services Division. YES     NO
2. Does your district have a formal process for identifying its technology
needs? YES NO
3. If your answer is “yes,” describe the process the district uses to identify
its technology needs. (1000 characters max)
4. Does your district evaluate the progress it has made in
implementing its technology plan? YES     NO
5.If your answer is "yes", describe the process the district
uses to evaluate the implementation of its plan. (1000
characters max)


D. Use of E-rate
1.Did you use E-rate during 2005 - 2006? YES    NO
2.If "YES", what did you use the reimbursement for? (Check all
that apply.) Telecommunications Services
Internet Access
Internal Connections
3.Does your technology plan include a list of the materials
and services that you will procure through the E-rate discount
program?YES    NO
4.How did you pay for the non-discounted part of the services
and materials? Local funds, specify
Foundation, specify
Grants, Specify
Other, specify
2. BENCHMARK 2: Teacher and Student Use of Technology

A. Teacher and Student Use of Technology
1a. Estimate the percentage of instructional staff who use
technology for professional activities such as lesson planning,
administrative tasks, communications, and collaboration. Estimated
percentages must add up to 100%. % of staff use technology for
professional activities nearly every day.
% of staff use technology for professional activities about
once a week.
% of staff use technology for professional activities about
once a month.
% of staff rarely or never use professional activities for
instruction.
0 %Total (must add up to 100%)

How did you arrive at the percentages in the previous
question? (Check all that apply)
Data from survey(s) of teachers in the district using Teacher
Technology Use Survey
Data from survey(s) of teachers in the district using a
district-developed survey
Informal observation and anecdotal evidence
other (Please specify)

1b. Estimate the percentage of instructional staff who use
instructional technology with students for activities such as
research, multimedia, simulations, data interpretation,
communications, and collaboration. Estimated percentages must add up
to 100%. % of staff use technology for instruction nearly
every day.
% of staff use technology for instruction about once a week.
% of staff use technology for instruction about once a month.
% of staff rarely or never use technology for instruction.
0 %Total (must add up to 100%)

How did you arrive at the percentages in the previous
question? (Check all that apply)
- Data from survey(s) of teachers in the district using Teacher Technology Use
Survey
- Data from survey(s) of teachers in the district using a district-developed
survey
- Informal observation and anecdotal evidence
- other (Please specify)

2a. To what extent have students in the district mastered the skills
listed in the Recommended PreK to 12 Instructional Technology
Standards. Please estimate student technology literacy for grades 4,
8, and 12.

Grade 4
% of grade 4 students have mastered all or nearly all the
standards.
% of grade 4 students have mastered half or more than half of
the standards.
% of grade 4 students have mastered less than half of the
standards.
0 %Total (must add up to 100%)

Grade 8
% of grade 8 students   have mastered all or nearly all the
standards.
% of grade 8 students   have mastered half or more than half of
the standards.
% of grade 8 students   have mastered less than half of the
standards.
0 %Total (must add up   to 100%)

Grade 12
% of grade 12 students have mastered all or nearly all the
standards.
% of grade 12 students have mastered half or more than half of
the standards.
% of grade 12 students have mastered less than half of the
standards.
0 %Total (must add up to 100%)

2b. How did you arrive at the percentages in the previous
question? (Check all that apply.)
a student technology assessment
a survey of students about their technology proficiency
a survey of teachers about students' technology proficiency
other (Please specify)

3a. Estimate the percentage of teachers who are at each level as
defined by the Massachusetts technology Self-Assessment Tool (TSAT).
% of teachers are at the Early technology level.
% of teachers are at the Developing technology level.
% of teachers are at the Proficient level.
% of teachers are at the Advanced level.
0 %Total (must add up to 100%)

3b. How did you arrive at the percentages in the previous
question? (Check all that apply.)
Technology Self-Assessment Tool (TSAT)
a survey that is aligned to the TSAT
informal observation
other (Please specify)


B. Acceptable Use Policy Regarding Internet Use
The statistics in this section will be automatically
calculated after data has been entered in the school
profile form(s).
0 % of the schools in the district have an acceptable
use policy for students and staff.
0 % of the schools in the district include the
acceptable use policy in the student handbook.
0 % of the schools in the district include the
acceptable use policy on the school web site.
0 % of the schools in the district have an Internet
filter that is in compliance with the Children's
Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
0 % of the schools in the district provide instruction
about the responsible use of technology, including
ethics and safety issues.


C. Staffing
Complete the following table only for those personnel involved
in technology and only for the portion of time they spend with
the following technology tasks. For example, if a full-time
staff member is dedicating 25% of his/her time to technology,
that person should be counted as only 0.25 FTE in the chart
below.
Count people's time according to the functions they perform.
For example, if the technology director spends 50% of his/her
time on leadership functions and 50% on data SIMS data
management, he/she should be counted as 0.50 FTE for
Technology Director and 0.50 for Data Manager or Analyst.
Do not double count. Count only persons who worked in your
district from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

Human Resources in Technology       Functions:

LEADERSHIP (those who are in charge of technology
decision-making, including planning, budgeting, selecting and
purchasing equipment, etc.)Staff under District Payroll
FTE (full time equivalent)Contracted Services
FTE (full time equivalent)Other (volunteers, students, etc.)
FTE (full time equivalent)
Technology Director/Coordinator, CIO/CTO, assistant superintendent,
principal, library director, etc. (Count only that portion of
time that is spent on the functions described above.)

TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM INTEGRATION (those who provide guidance,
professional development, and support to instructional staff
in the uses of technology for curriculum)Staff under District
Payroll
FTE (full time equivalent)Contracted Services
FTE (full time equivalent)Other (volunteers, students, etc.)
FTE (full time equivalent)
Technology Curriculum Integration Specialist, Library Teacher,
Instructional Technology Specialist, etc. (Count only that
portion of time that is spent on the functions described
above.)
Technology Curriculum Integration Support (e.g., technology
aides, library clerk, tutors, volunteers, etc.)

ADMINISTRATION (those who provide technology administrative
functions)Staff under District Payroll
FTE (full time equivalent)Contracted Services
FTE (full time equivalent)Other (volunteers, students, etc.)
FTE (full time equivalent)
Application Developer/ Programmer
Data Manager or Analyst
Webmaster
Other

NETWORK/TECHNICAL SUPPORT (those who provide support for
hardware, software and network)Staff under District Payroll
FTE (full time equivalent)Contracted Services
FTE (full time equivalent)Other (volunteers, students, etc.)
FTE (full time equivalent)
Network/System Manager Coordinator
Maintenance and Repair Specialist
Lab Coordinator, Manager, Technician
Teachers trained to provide technical support
Students trained to provide technical support

Curriculum Integration Staffing
A ratio of Technology curriculum integration staff to
instructional staff will be automatically calculated
after data has been entered and saved above.
Number of instructional staff supported by 1 FTE
Curriculum Integration Specialist (district staff only)
0.00


Benchmark 3. - Technology Training and Professional Development
Instructions for filling out "Technology Professional
Development" questions
We strongly urge that this section be completed in
collaboration with the district professional development
leader/coordinator or curriculum director.

Provide the names and titles of the staff who provided
information about technology professional development in your
district:
Name: (mandatory) Title: (mandatory)
Name: (optional) Title: (optional)


A. Technology Professional Development
Percentage of staff
(administrators, teachers, instructional aides,
paraprofessionals) reached

(Question was moved from below.) Estimate the percentage of staff who have
received technology professional development (ANY TYPE) over the past year.
(July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006).

Estimate the percentage of staff who have received formal
technology professional development (workshops, credit
courses, study groups, summer institutes) from July 1, 2005 to
June 30, 2006.

Estimate the total number of staff-hours* of formal technology
professional development activities (from July 1, 2005 to June
30, 2006.) (*If a district sponsors a 2- hour workshop and 10
staff members attend, the staff hours will be 20.)   ___hours

Estimate the percentage of staff who have been reached by
ongoing technology professional development, such as coaching,
mentoring, and co-teaching activities (from July 1, 2005 to
June 30, 2006).

Estimate the percentage of staff who have taken online
technology professional development courses (from July 1, 2005
to June 30, 2006).




B. Topics Covered in Technology Training and Professional Development
Of all the technology professional development activities,
estimate the percentage that falls into each of the following
categories. (Please check the topics that are covered and then
enter a percent for each category. Percents must add up to
100%.)

Maintenance, Repair, and Network Operations
(Check all that apply)
Computer troubleshooting and repair
Computer and network maintenance
Network operations

Computer Applications
(Check all that apply)
Computer basics
Productivity tools (word processing, spreadsheet,
database)
Presentation tools
Use of the Internet (e-mail, World Wide Web)
Web page construction
Graphics and multimedia software
Assistive technologies
Multimedia peripherals (scanners, digital cameras,
video cameras)
Handheld computers and peripherals
Single-function word-processors (e.g. AlphaSmart,
DreamWriter)

Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
(Check all that apply)
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science and Technology/Engineering
History and Social Science
Foreign Languages
Arts
Comprehensive Health
Recommended Pre-K-12 Instructional Technology
Standards
Assessment (Electronic Portfolio, etc.)
Other Topics - Enter any additional topics that do not fit into the
categories above.
Total (must add up to 100%)


C. Technology Professional Development Plan and Activities
1.Summarize your technology professional development
activities during the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and
describe your technology professional development plan for the
year beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007.
( 2000 characters max: )

2. How do you determine the professional development needs for
the instructional staff in your district?
by administering the TSAT and analyzing the data it provides
other (Please specify)




4. BENCHMARK 4: Accessibility of Technology

A. Students per Instructional Computer
The statistics in this section will be automatically
calculated after data has been entered and saved in the school
profile form.

1. District ratio of students per type A computer: 0.00
2. District ratio of students per type A/B computer: 0.00
3. District ratio of students per any type computer: 0.00


B. Replacement Cycle
Has your district established a policy for computer
replacement? YES      NO
If your answer is "yes", what is the cycle for replacement?
Years


C. Technical Support
Some of the statistics in this section will be automatically
calculated after data has been entered and saved in the school
profile form.

1. Number of computers serviced by 1 FTE Network/Technical
Support personnel (Only FTE reported under "district payroll"
and "contracted services" are used in calculating this ratio.
FTE reported under "Other" will be included in the EdTech
Report.) 0.00

2. Which of the following does your district use in providing
technical support? (Check all that apply.)
Telephone support/help desk
Online self help (such as technical tips or a FAQ)
Email support
Building-based technical support person(s)
District-wide technical support person(s)
Other (Please specify.)

3. Estimate your district's average turnaround time for
technical support (the number of working days from when a
problem is reported until the problem is fixed).
___Working days


5. BENCHMARK 5: Infrastructure for Connectivity

A. Internet Access
The statistics in this section will be automatically
calculated after data has been entered and saved in the school
profile form.

1. Percentage of classrooms connected to the Internet:    0.00 %

2. Percentage of instructional computers connected to the
Internet (including wireless connections): 0.00 %

3. Percentage of classrooms connected to the LAN:   0.00 %


B. Distance Learning Activities
1. Did any students in your district take courses via
distance learning (paid for by the district) during the
2005-2006 school year? Yes No
2. How many students took online, Web-based courses?
3. How many students took online courses using MassONE?
4. How many students took courses using video
conferencing?

5. What organization(s) provided the courses?

6. For which curriculum areas did students take courses
via distance learning? (Check all that apply.)
Curriculum Areas Web-based courses Courses using MassONE Courses using
video conferencing
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science & Technology/Engineering
History & Social Science
Foreign Languages
Arts
Comprehensive Health

7. Did any staff members in your district take courses
or workshops via distance learning during the 2005-2006
school year? Yes No
8. How many staff members took online, Web-based courses
or workshops?
9. How many staff members took online courses using MassONE?
10. How many staff members took courses or workshops
using video conferencing?

11. What organization(s) provided the courses or
workshops?
12. How many staff from your district taught distance
learning courses to students or staff in your district
(either online or through videoconferencing) as part of their
employment with your district?
- taught courses for students.
- taught professional development workshops or credit courses for teachers and
administrators.


13. How many staff from your district taught distance
learning courses to students or staff in other districts
(either online or through videoconferencing) as part of their
employment with your district?
- taught courses for students.
- taught professional development workshops or credit courses for teachers and
administrators.

14. Does the district have plans to purchase curriculum materials in digital,
rather than printed, formats?   YES   NO




6. BENCHMARK 6: Access to the Internet Outside the School Day
A. Does the district maintain an up-to-date web
site (updated at least every 3 months) that
includes information for parents and community
members? Yes No

B. The statistics in this section will be automatically
calculated after data has been entered in the school
profile form.
1. 0 % of schools allow students to use computers before
or after school.
a. Average number of hours per week that computers can
be used:    0
2. 0 % of schools allow students to bring laptop
computers from home and connect them to the school
network.
3. 0 % of schools inform students about places where
they can use the Internet outside the school day.
4. 0 % of schools allow all students to take computers
home.
5. 0 % of schools maintain web sites that parents and
community members can access.
District Central Administrative Office
Technology Profile

July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006
______ District
District Code:00000000District Name:_______
Fiscal Year:2006Tech Plan Status:NEW
Last Updated:May 17, 2006Today's Date:May 17, 2006

Person Responsible for Completing Form:
First Name: Last Name:
Title: Asst. Superintendent DOE Prod Support Employee
Network Manager Superintendent Supervisor Systems Manager
Technology Director Typist none Other
If Title is "other,"
Please Specify:
Email:(only one)
Phone:--X

Please provide the current information about the LAN, Internet
connections, and computer workstations that reside in the
district's central administrative offices.


1. Wide Area Network and Internet Connections
A) Do you have a District Wide Area Network (WAN) linking
multiple buildings?
YES (If yes, please complete all questions in this section.)
NO
N/A (Check N/A if your district has only one building.)

B) What is the primary type of connection from the district to
the Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
--- Select One --- T1 DSL T3 Cable Modem Dial Up Other
If Other, please specify:

C) Do you have a back up Internet connection?
YES NO

D) What is the name of your primary Internet Service Provider?

E) Are you making use of wireless connectivity?
YES NO


2. District Administrative Workspace Connectivity
District Administrative Workspaces are defined as the
workspaces of those who provide district-wide administrative
functions - for example, the Superintendent, Superintendent's
Secretary, Business Manager, etc. (Do not include School
Administrative Workspaces, such as School Principal in this
form. They will be entered on the Individual School Profiles.)
Count each workspace individually even if it exists in a room
with several other workspaces. A workspace is defined as the
working environment for a single individual.
If a workspace provides both district and school
administrative functions, record the connectivity and
inventory information in either the school or district profile
form, but not in both. Workspaces, computers and connections
should not be double counted.

Connectivity Information
A.How many administrative workspaces are there in your central
district office?
B.How many administrative workspaces are connected to the
local area network (LAN) and to the Internet?
C.How many administrative workspaces are connected directly to
the Internet and not through the local area network?
D.How many computers are connected to the Internet in the
workspaces?


3. Computer Workstation Inventory
(For district-level administration only) When categorizing
computers, keep in mind that a computer must meet all of the
specifications listed in a column in order to be counted in
that column. When in doubt, choose categories that most
closely match your processor's RAM. Count only computers that
were in place in your district from July 1, 2005 to June 30,
2006.

NOTE: These new computer specifications will be in place for
three years (from 2004 to 2007). In its annual technology
report, the Department will list district data for Type A & B
computers combined.


Number of Workstations in Each Category
Computer Platform (including laptops)


Type A (high-end)
Function:
Multimedia computers capable of running virtually all current
software, including the latest high-end video and graphics
programs
Memory:
256 MB RAM or higher
Processor:
PC - Pentium 4 (or equivalent)
Macintosh - G4 (or equivalent)
(or equivalent configurations to meet the stated function)
Type B (average)
Function:
Multimedia computers capable of running most software except
for the latest video and graphics programs
Memory:
From 128 up to 256 MB RAM
Processor:
PC - Pentium 3 (or equivalent)
Macintosh - G3 (or equivalent)
(or equivalent configurations to meet the stated function)


Type C (low-end)
Function:
Multimedia computers capable of running most current
productivity applications
Memory:
Less than 128 MB RAM
Processor:
PC - Pentium 2 or lower
Macintosh - Apple PowerPC 604e or lower
(or equivalent configurations to meet the stated function)


Windows/PC
Apple/Macintosh
Thin Client Systems operating from a server (classify
according to function only)
Other
Total

How many of the computers counted above are laptop computers?
Individual School Technology Profile
July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006
School Name
District Code:00000000District Name:_______
Fiscal Year:2006Tech Plan Status:NEW
Last Updated:May 17, 2006Today's Date:May 17, 2006

Person Responsible for Completing Form:
First Name: Last Name:
Title: Asst. Superintendent DOE Prod Support Employee
Network Manager Superintendent Supervisor Systems Manager
Technology Director Typist none Other
If Title is "other,"
Please Specify:
Email:(only one)
Phone:
School Web site (Provide URL. If none, enter "N/A.")

Grades in this school (Check all that apply.)

Prek
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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1. Acceptable Use Policy Regarding Internet Use
a. Does your school have an acceptable use policy for
students?YES    NO
b. Does your school have an acceptable use policy for
staff?YES    NO
c. If you have an acceptable use policy, is it in your student
handbook?YES    NO
d. If you have an acceptable use policy, is it on your school
and/or district web site?YES    NO
e. Does your school have an Internet filter that is in
compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act
(CIPA)?YES    NO
f. Are the students in your school receiving formal
instruction about the responsible use of technology, including
ethics and safety issues?YES    NO
g. Are the staff members in your school receiving formal
instruction about the responsible use of technology, including
ethics and safety issues?YES    NO


2. School Local Area Network
a. Do you have a School Local Area Network (LAN)? YES
NO
b. If "YES", What does your Local Area Network (LAN) connect
to? --- Select One --- A District Wide Area Network (WAN)
Directly to the Internet Neither Both WAN and Internet


3. Internet Connectivity
a. If your school has a direct connection to an Internet
Service Provider (ISP), what is the primary type of
connection? --- Select One --- T1 DSL T3 Cable Modem Dial
Up Other
b. If "other," please specify
c. Does your school have more than one type of connection to
the Internet as a backup? YES NO
d. What is the name of your Primary Internet Service Provider?


4. Computer Workstation Inventory
When categorizing computers, keep in mind that a computer must
meet all of the specifications listed in a column in order to
be counted in that column. When in doubt, choose categories
that most closely match your processor's RAM. Count only
computers that were in place in your district from July 1,
2005 to June 30, 2006.

NOTE: These new computer specifications will be in place three
years (from 2004 to 2007). In its annual technology report,
the Department will list each district's ratio of students to
Type A & B computers.


a. Number of Workstations in Each Category
Computer Platform (including laptops)


Type A (high-end)
Function:
Multimedia computers capable of running virtually all current
software, including the latest high-end video and graphics
programs
Memory:
256 MB RAM or higher
Processor:
PC - Pentium 4 (or equivalent)
Macintosh - G4 (or equivalent)
(or equivalent configurations to meet the stated function)


Type B (average)
Function:
Multimedia computers capable of running most software except
for the latest video and graphics programs
Memory:
From 128 up to 256 MB RAM
Processor:
PC - Pentium 3 (or equivalent)
Macintosh - G3 (or equivalent)
(or equivalent configurations to meet the stated function)


Type C (low-end)
Function:
Multimedia computers capable of running most current
productivity applications
Memory:
Less than 128 MB RAM
Processor:
PC - Pentium 2 or lower
Macintosh - Apple PowerPC 604e or lower
(or equivalent configurations to meet the stated function)

Windows/PC
Apple/Macintosh
Thin Client Systems operating from a server (classify
according to function only)
Other
Total

b. How many computer labs does your school have? (Include mobile labs and
library media centers in this count.)

c. How many of those labs are mobile laptop labs (carts holding sets of
computers)?

d. How many of the school’s computers are in labs (including mobile labs and
library media centers)?

d. This school's ratio of students per Type A computer
(automatically calculated)0.00
e. This school's ratio of students per Type A/B computer
(automatically calculated)0.00
f. This school's ratio of students per Type A/B/C computer
(automatically calculated)0.00


5. School Connectivity
School Administrative Workspaces include the workspaces of
those who provide school-wide administrative functions, such
as Principal, Secretary, Guidance Counselor, etc. Count each
workspace individually even if it exists in a room with
several other workspaces. A workspace is defined as the
working environment for a single individual.
If a workspace provides both district and school
administrative functions, record the connectivity and
inventory information in either the school or district profile
form, but not in both. Workspaces, computers and connections
should not be double counted. Count only connections that were
in place in your district from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

Number of Classrooms*Number of School Administrative
Workspaces
a. Total Number
b. Number connected to the Internet
c. Number connected to LAN
* Count each computer lab and library media center as one classroom.

d. Total number of instructional computers in this school
(automatically calculated after information has been entered
on page 4)
e. What is the total number of instructional computers that
are connected to the Internet?
f. How many of the Internet connected instructional computers
are laptops?
g. How many of the Internet connected instructional computers
are using wireless connections to the Internet?


6. Assistive Technologies
Check below if any of the following assistive technologies are
currently available for use in the classroom for students with
disabilities. Count only equipment that was in place in your
district from July 1, 2005 to June 2006.


Alternative input methods
Check all devices that are available in your
building.
Alternative keyboards and modifications to standard
keyboards
Trackballs
Alternative mice/pointing devices
Portable word processors
Touch screens
Microphones
Switches
Speech-to-text (voice recognition) software
Word prediction software
Other (please specify.)


Alternative output methods
Check all devices that are available in your
building.
Speech output devices/communication aids
Text-to-speech software (including "talking" word
processors)
Screen reading (or screen access) software
Large monitors
Refreshable Braille
Braille printers/embossers
Classroom amplification systems
Closed captioning for video
Other (please specify.)

c. Do you provide software that has been universally designed
(e.g., designed with built-in alternatives for students with
disabilities)? YES   NO
d. Do you have hardware, such as scanners and OCR software,
that can help make curriculum materials accessible to all
students? YES   NO
e. When purchasing technology, do you consider accessibility
for students with disabilities? YES   NO


7. Other Technologies
Count only equipment that was in place in your district from July 1,
2005 to June 30, 2006.

Total Number
Portable word processors [e.g., AlphaSmart, DreamWriter,
QuickPAD]
Electronic/interactive whiteboards
Handheld computers
Probes/data loggers
Graphing calculators
LCD projectors
Video cameras
IP-based videoconferencing systems
Desktop videoconferencing systems
Scanners
Other - Please Specify


8. Access to the Internet Outside the School Day
a. Does your school allow students to use computers
before or after school? YES   NO
b. If the answer above is "yes", how many
hours per week are computers available for student
use before and after school?
Hours
c. Does your school allow students to bring laptop
computers from home and connect them to the school
network? YES   NO
d. Does your school inform students about places in the
community where they can gain access to the Internet
after school hours? YES   NO
e. Does your school allow all students to take computers
home? YES   NO
f. Does your school maintain an up-to-date web site that
parents and community members can access? YES   NO


9. Telephone Service
Base your answers on services that were in place in this school from
July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
a. Do you have a telephone in every classroom? YES   NO
b. Do you have voice mail for every teacher? YES   NO


10. Electrical Services
Base your answers on services that were in place in this school from
July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
a. Do you believe your school has adequate electrical
capacity to support every classroom connected and to
maintain a ratio of five students per high-speed
computer? YES   NO
b. Has your school received a large influx of technology
due to building renovation? YES   NO
c. When was your school originally built?
d. When was your school building last renovated?


11. Additional Information (optional)
If needed, please use this space to provide additional information
or explanations of your responses to any of the questions in this
survey.

								
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