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Maturity Benchmarks Survey Sheet

School Pseudonym: John Cheddar Family School


Your Name or Group Name: Jeanne Searforrce
Clearly mark the box that best represents the level of maturity achieved at your school site.
Please refer to the Model Benchmark Rubric for detailed descriptions of the categories.

Emergent Islands Integrated Intelligent

behavioral

Appropriate technology use is formalized and embraced in


many parts of the school. Teachers and staff at the school are
very receptive to learning new technology as needed to
improve their teaching strategies. Some staff are hesitant but
as a district and school, new ideas are adopted to give
students the best chance to succeed and to give staff the tools
needed to enhance instruction.

resource/infrastructure

Formal policy exists, but is not comprehensive in nature or has


not been approved by the governing body.

Policy

behavioral

Planning
resource/infrastructure

behavioral

Comprehensive long-term budgeting for the institution; multiple


budgets for long-term budget needs. The budget is determined
by the Technology Department. However, the district is state
subsidized. Therefore, all funds are predeterminded by the
state.

Specific budget is provided in addition to line items in other


budgets for long-term budget needs. There is wiggle room
when there are extreme needs however, the district tries to
provide each computer lab with the same technology. Some
school technology coordinators successfully integrate
additional technologies or like to pioneer new programs.

Budget
resource/infrastructure

School-wide comprehensive planning with formal evaluation


and connection to other planning within the school and district
Comprehensive technology plan that recieves informal review
and some connection to planning efforts. Most technology
planning is conducted by the Technology Department with input
from selective sources.

ADMINISTRATIVE

behavioral

Administrative systems are utilized by most of the staff


members; some paperless systems are in place. To
standardize the district, ever school is provided with the same
administrative tools.

resource/infrastructure

Administrative systems are available to most administrators


and staff. There are some systems that are proprietary for
administrators only.

Administrative Information

behavioral

Students and staff are havily dependent upon information


resources and use them daily.

resource/infrastructure

Resources are comprehensive providing depth and diverstiy.


All students have regular access.

Technology is an essential part of the assessment process for


students, teachers, and staff use. Paul Newman is a
technology school. Therefore, it is intgratefd wherever
possible.

Electronic Information

behavioral
Assessment

Evaluator Comments

Assessment

CURRICULAR

resource/infrastructure

Many reporting and assessment tools are available, with


instruments limited in scope and availability. Teachers are
required to report many things from 100 Book Challenge to
other required district testing but this testing is not in all subject
areas.

behavioral

Curriculum is very technology dependent and used


comprehensively throughout. Technology use is available but
varies from classroom to classroom.

resource/infrastructure

Technology and related resources are available for most


curriculum areas. SmartTech make the technology available
for all areas. However, for advanced instructions, teachers can
conduct their own research. Areas of study include music, art,
physical education, health and computer literacy.

behavioral

Daily use by teachers for administration and curriculum.

Curriculular Integration

Teacher Use

resource/infrastructure

All teachers have access to appropriate technology in their


work area.

behavioral

Students use technology frequently and comprehensively, and


cannot meet outcomes without it.

resource/infrastructure

All students have consistent and regular access to appropriate


technologies.

Student Use

behavioral

Some of the groups are aware of the planning and


implementation procedure but few are engaged in the process.

Stakeholder Involvemnt
resource/infrastructure

SUPPORT

Administrative Support

behavioral

On-going discussion with the administration.

resource/infrastructure

Some formal administration, time and support allocated to the


planning and implementation.

behavioral

All staff mebers participate in technology training activities and


seek aditional training.

resource/infrastructure

Training at all levels of the organization, with area experts in


each building.

behavioral

All staff utilize formal and informal support.

resource/infrastructure

Full-time personnel to address all technical support needs.

behavioral

Staff use available WAN services for video, voice and


sophisticated data needs.

resource/infrastructure

Networking comprhensive sand expandable for data, voice and


video.

behavioral

Staff use available WAN services for video, voice and


sophisticated data needs.

Training

Technical/Infrastructure Support

Local Area Networking (LAN)

Limited district-area networking through dial-up services or


dedicated lines; applications and data are limited. Not all
schools have wireless Internet. Network connectivity is schoolby-school.

District Area Networking (WAN)


resource/infrastructure

CONNECTIVITY

behavioral

Most staff and students use the Internet frequently. Use is


integrated into the curriculum.

resource/infrastructure

Direct LAN Internet access in some locations. The school has


wireless Internet.

behavioral

Email is an integral part of the school learning and support


communications.

Internet Access

Communication Systems

All of the groups are represented in the planning and


implementation procedure, and are engaged in the process.

Communication Systems
resource/infrastructure
behavioral

New technollgies are readily accepted by most staff members.


Some staff members are resistant to try new technologies.

New Technologies
resource/infrastructure

INNOVATION

Email is available to all staff and students.

Systematic adoption of new technologies throughout the


school.

behavioral

Technology is fairly comprehensive, but lacks more advanced


techniques. New tools need to be justified and approved.
While teachers are asked to be inventive and foward thinking,
all ideas need to be approved regardless of applicability.

resource/infrastructure

Available technology is used including voice, etc. but


equipment has not reached full potential. The district provides
distance learning for both staff and students. There needs to
be justification to access new information or try new tools.

Comprehensive Technologies