District Technology Audits
Sun Associates conducts instructional technology program reviews - or audits - that assess the impact of educational innovations on teaching and learning. Based upon the findings and recommendations from these reviews, we assist districts in creating meaningful strategic plans for the integration of instructional technology within the learning environment. We take clients beyond their current strategic plans and into an area where they can begin to assess their progress in meeting the vision and goals of these plans.
Sun Associates has worked with districts across the country to evaluate or “audit” instructional technology implementation. Typically, an audit project involves three basic steps – designing evaluation/audit criteria; on-site data collection; and reporting. Our work centers around an authentic assessment process which combines practice profiling, the development of indicators of success, and the creation of data collection procedures (surveys, interviews, classroom observations, focus groups, etc.) customized to your specific district's needs and audit questions. Our evaluations provide a detailed picture of how a district is currently implementing its strategic technology plan to meet teaching and learning goals. Often, the results of a Sun Associates Instructional Technology Evaluation are used as the basis for establishing new or revised strategic goals.
A full evaluation report will cover key areas such as teacher and student technology competency, benchmark standards, classroom practice, curriculum alignment, infrastructure capacity, and long-range capital planning issues. Reports are presented to school committees and other district stakeholder groups that impact curriculum and technology decision making.
Recent technology evaluation project clients include:
- Foxborough (MA) Public Schools
- Lakota (OH) Local Schools
- Croton-Harmon (NY) Schools
- Westford (MA) Public Schools
Contact us for information on how to start an audit of your school or district's instructional technology program.
See our resources page for links to tools and resources related to auditing and program evaluation.