student achievement through the use of technology as a tool to enhance the
(Language Arts, Writing)
Student Performance Data/Student Expectations. (School Improvement Plan)
Benchmark: An analysis of the 2000 Terra Nova tests using the TestMate Clarity software indicated the following areas in which countywide current mastery of objectives averaged less than 50%. The goal is to increase mastery in these areas to 50% or higher.
teacher will explore and identify learning and teaching styles that enhance the
environment of learning for all students.
The Terra Nova Evaluation Summary Report indicates a countywide
trend of the content area gains of the lowest and lower achieving students
greater than the gains made by the higher and highest achieving students.
Through technology higher achieving students take the initiating role in
these classroom-designed curriculum units, with the teachers in a support and
facilitating role. Rather than
transmitting a body of facts and information about the subject to the students,
teachers will learn to use technology applications to stimulate and then help
structure the students' individual or small-group investigations.
This approach will address the
needs of the high and higher achieving students sustaining a level of interest
and curiosity that tackles the students’
individual learning style resulting in gains made by the higher and highest
Evaluation: A comparison of lower
achieving student gains to higher and highest achieving student gains from Terra
Nova scores (2000-2001) will be prepared by the technology coordinator and
instructor. This report will also be
shared with the county’s elementary education and special education supervisor
to determine the impact of and planning for future teacher technology
education and professional development (National
Benchmark: In a recent survey conducted by the Jefferson County Office of
Technology less then 50% of teachers indicated they utilize technology on a
daily basis. The increase by
participating teachers integrating technology in instruction will be 50% during
the 2001-2002 school year with 90% of participants creating online
technology-based instructional resources.
attendance at the bi-monthly Project LA workshops will be recorded and journals
entries will be evaluated to determine the success of technology integration to
determine the need for onsite individual assistance either in
instructional uses of technology or with technical problems.
Final teacher evaluation of integration of technology will be submitted
to technology coordinator to determine teacher commitment to the project,
effectiveness of professional development, and assess additional training needs
towards technology integration and to determine the effectiveness of the