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Measure Progress for Continuous Improvement

Evaluating the impact of your district’s integrated technology plan is critical to ensuring that technology initiatives are being implemented successfully and achieving intended outcomes for all students, particularly those with disabilities. As technology becomes a more integral part of teaching and learning, district leaders collect, analyze and use data that indicate how assistive technology, educational technology, and information technology contribute to the realization of the district’s technology vision.

Conducting ongoing evaluations with data from assistive technology, educational technology, and information technology forms the basis of a cycle of continuous improvement, enabling leaders to shift strategies and resources midstream and realign initiatives to better meet changing goals. The challenge for leaders is to manage their teams in increasingly complex technological environments and to improve the team’s ability to use data—imperfect though it may be—to make smarter decisions regarding technology use.

Resources

Research, Technology, & Students With Disabilities: Assessing Progress of Your Technology Initiatives Guide for State and Local Education Leaders (AIR/Center on Technology and Disability) 

Are Your Technology Initiatives Working? (AIR/Center on Technology and Disability) 

Creating a Cycle of Continuous Improvement Through Instructional Rounds (NCPEA should be (National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA)) 

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