Office of Technology Data and Evaluation
The Oconee County Schools Office of Technology frequently conducts evaluations and data collections to review the progress of the department toward stated goals and initiatives in our Technology Plan as well as ascertain whether or not the needs of our stakeholders are being met.
In an effort to communicate and engage our colleagues and community, we strive to share our results and feedback without compromising anonymity.
Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected the viewpoints of almost 4 million educators, students and parents about education technology through its annual Speak Up survey. That’s a lot of data about ed tech. In fact, the Speak Up data set is the largest collection of authentic feedback from educational stakeholders regarding their activities, attitudes and aspirations for the use of technology in schools.
Every Spring, the Office of Technology provides all OCS teachers with a survey requesting the names of the various tools, software, app, and website resources they used throughout the full school year. This data is used to shape support and purchasing decision-making as well as future initiative planning and school-specific learning.
The Instructional Technology Specialist team collects frequent formative assessment from faculty and staff following both group training and individual support. They also collect Spring data on the professional learning preferences of OCS faculty and staff, such as on which tools teachers would like more instruction and which times of day would group instruction be most ideal.