Superintendent's Memo #118-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

May 1, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Completion of the Building-Level Technology Status Report

The Building-Level Technology Status Report is used by the Virginia Department of Education to satisfy state and federal accountability requirements. Information gathered is also used to inform the state’s six-year technology plan as well as to develop professional development, pilot projects, information briefs, and many other outreach services to Virginia school divisions. This report must be completed by all schools by May 29, 2009.

This report should take only a few minutes to complete if you gather the information you need ahead of time. Most of the information needed can be taken from various records you may already have including technology inventories, information about your Internet and other infrastructure provider(s), and student/teacher technology literacy records. More than one person may help complete the report, but one person must be the point of contact for the school.

We are using the reporting mechanisms on the website, http://www.psychdata.com, and each point of contact should create an account (using their e-mail address and a password they choose) so that the report can be completed in stages if needed.

  1. Review the copy of the report, gather records, and contact others in the school who can help provide information.
  2. Go to http://www.psychdata.com.
  3. Type 129039 in the “Go to Survey #” box at the top of the welcome screen.
  4. Click on the radio button to create a new account. Enter your e-mail address and a password you choose.
  5. Begin the report. If you need to stop and return later, finish answering the questions on the screen you are on and click on the “Save and Return Later” button. However, be aware that once you have completed a screen, you may not change the data entered on that screen later.

If you have questions or would like to have a text copy of the survey before you begin, please contact Jean Weller by e-mail at jean.weller@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 225-2825.

PIW / TM / jw