NSBA 2005 Technology Survey Results

 
2005 Technology Survey
October 27, 2005
National School Boards Association
1. What is the biggest challenge facing your school district in the area of technology?
  Response Percent Response Total
Integrating technology into the classroom 45.1% 188
Funding for technology 44.4% 185
Proving benefits for student learning success 15.8% 66
Ensuring student safety/privacy online 3.1% 13
Closing the digital divide 8.9% 37
Other (please specify) 10.6% 44
Total Respondents   417
(skipped this question)   1
2. Please rate your school district's K-12 curriculum in preparing students for the 21st Century knowledge society:
Response Percent Response Total
Excellent 11% 46
Good 52.3% 218
Fair 32.4% 135
Poor 3.8% 16
Don't know 0.5% 2
Total Respondents   417
(skipped this question)   1
3. How well prepared are your new teachers to effectively integrate technology into the classroom to improve academic learning?
  Response Percent Response Total
Well prepared 12.9% 53
Somewhat prepared 71.3% 293
Not prepared 14.1% 58
Don't know 1.7% 7
Total Respondents   411
(skipped this question)   7
4. Has the use of technology in the classroom increased educational opportunities for your students?
  Response Percent Response Total
Yes 88.1% 363
No 3.2% 13
Don't know 8.7% 36
Total Respondents   412
(skipped this question)   6
5. You answered Yes, please tell us more. How has technology increased educational opportunities for your students?
  Response Percent Response Total
More engaged in learning 92.2% 333
Improved performance on tests 31.3% 113
Increased critical thinking skills 48.5% 175
Stronger ability to communicate 50.1% 181
Other (please specify) 11.9% 43
Total Respondents   361
(skipped this question)   57
6. Is home access to the Internet a problem for low-income students in your district?
  Response Percent Response Total
Yes 77.6% 315
No 9.6% 39
Don't know 12.8% 52
Total Respondents   406
(skipped this question)   12
7. You answered YES on home access is a problem for your low-income students. Please tell us what steps your district has taken to improve Internet access for low-income students. (Check all that apply)
  Response Percent Response Total
Provide low cost or subsidized access at home to the Internet 6.9% 17
Negotiate special fees from Internet Service Providers 6% 15
Support access for these students at community centers 45.6% 113
Provide laptop computers 15.7% 39
Donate computer hardware 23.8% 59
Donate computer software 12.5% 31
Other (please specify) 38.3% 95
Total Respondents   248
(skipped this question)   170
8. Does your school district offer one-to-one learning initiatives for students (such as laptops, PDAs, or other devices)?
  Response Percent Response Total
Yes 37.9% 153
No 57.4% 232
Don't know 4.7% 19
Total Respondents   404
(skipped this question)   14
9. You just answered Yes, please tell us more. How long have your one-to-one learning initiatives been in place?
  Response Percent Response Total
Less than 1 year 21.9% 33
1 to 2 years 48.3% 73
More than 3 years 29.8% 45
Total Respondents   151
(skipped this question)   267
10. Does your district have any students enrolled in online virtual classes?
  Response Percent Response Total
Yes 53.7% 217
No 28% 113
Don't know 18.3% 74
Total Respondents   404
(skipped this question)   14
11. You said YES, your district has students enrolled in online virtual classes. Who delivers the virtual education courses that are currently taken by sudents in your district for credit? (Check all that apply)
  Response Percent Response Total
District employees 46.5% 101
Other educators in a shared consortium model with your district 23% 50
Higher education institution 24.4% 53
Commercial provider 30% 65
Other (please specify) 10.6% 23
Total Respondents   217
(skipped this question)   201
12. How important has the federal E-Rate program been in helping your school district set and meet technology goals?
  Response Percent Response Total
Very important 41% 151
Somewhat important 27.4% 101
Somewhat unimportant 9% 33
Not important at all 4.6% 17
Don't participate in E-Rate program 17.9% 66
Total Respondents   368
(skipped this question)   50
13. Federal regulatory and legislative efforts are pending to overhaul the E-Rate program for schools and libraries. In what program areas do you believe changes are needed, if any, to improve the E-Rate program?
  Response Percent Response Total
Application process 54.2% 155
Compliance with competitive bidding requirements 24.1% 69
Additional training/outreach to applicants 33.6% 96
Greater federal oversight 7% 20
Other (please specify) 24.1% 69
Total Respondents   286
(skipped this question)   132
14. How significant is Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) funding for your school district?
  Response Percent Response Total
Very important 26.1% 99
Somewhat important 15% 57
Not important 5.5% 21
Don't receive EETT funding 11.9% 45
Not aware whether we receive EETT funding 41.4% 157
Total Respondents   379
(skipped this question)   39

 
 
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