Assessment, Evaluation, and Revision of a Technology Plan

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To assess, evaluate, and revise a technology plan, the first task is to collect data that is an integral component of a technology plan. How the data is collected, the types of data needed, and who should be consulted during the data collection process are all very important questions that must be addressed when creating a technology plan. The interpretation of valid and reliable data is the basis for the successful integration of technology into the educational institution. This chapter provides information concerning methodologies to be used during the data collection process for technology planning. Additionally, the chapter addresses both formative and summative assessments, as well as the kinds of evaluations associated with technology plans. The chapter includes tables and exemplars of technology milestones and survey tools, which are important factors in the development of a technology plan.