COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 23

May 17, 2002

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Technology Survey 2002

 

 

The Department of Education is conducting the third annual survey on technology in Virginias schools. Data provided by our school divisions in previous years have been of tremendous assistance in obtaining a better understanding of the technical capabilities and needs of our instructional programs.

 

As in previous years, we expect to be asked to provide this information to the Virginia General Assembly and other parties interested in the status of educational technology in Virginias schools.

 

We ask that the survey be completed by the school division technology coordinator. The survey requests the connectivity status of each school and the number of Internet-capable and connected computers in various types of rooms in the school. Also requested are the number of FTE positions providing technical support to the school, information on communication, and information on the use of various instructional technologies in the classroom.

 

The survey is automated using Microsoft Excel. Where possible, we have populated the spreadsheet for your division with data submitted last year. Additional features will enable you to see the calculated student-to-computer ratios for each school prior to submitting the survey. The survey and instructions may be accessed on the Web at:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

School divisions are requested to return the completed survey via E-mail attachment to mailto:tech2002@pen.k12.va.us by June 14, 2002.

 

Questions regarding the survey may be directed to Bethann Canada, director of information technology (mailto:bcanada@pen.k12.va.us), or to Lan Neugent, assistant superintendent for technology (mailto:lneugent@pen.k12.va.us).

 

Thank you for your assistance.

 

JLD/BHC/mwc