Project Context and Goals. This proposal addresses the initial year of a multi-year technology literacy (TL) assessment project that moves the state toward transformative support for 21st century learning. Collaboratively conducted by a consortium of school districts and BOCES, the project builds on the experience obtained by consortium districts in developing and implementing a TL assessment instrument during 2007-08.
Project work will initially
determine a common definition, standards, and proficiency criteria for
TL, based on the CDE-endorsed standards, then develop or adapt an assessment
instrument. The assessment will be available free to all
Project Implementation and Activities. This proposal seeks funding for one year in order to develop, deliver, and analyze a pilot TL assessment. However, fully achieving the project’s (and CDE’s) goals — in particular, incorporation of TL into content learning, development and implementation of effective TL teaching and learning, and refinement (and updating) of the assessment instruments — will require at least two years of intensive work. Accordingly, the project consortium plans to submit a Year Two proposal to CDE in spring 2009.
Project Participation and Leadership. Initial consortium participants include urban, suburban, and rural districts. Centennial BOCES will serve as fiscal agent. An Executive Board, will make policy related to development and implementation of the assessments, and maintain oversight of all project activities. A Project Director will provide daily policy direction, supervise project operations, and liaison the project with other organizations and initiatives.
Budget. Total estimated cost for the proposed year of this project is $599,165.
Pilot assessment design and development $ 104,000
Pilot assessment delivery and reporting of results $ 66,000
Professional development $ 152,250
Project Evaluation $ 60,000
Project administration $ 153,000
Equipment and supplies (other than for Professional Development) $ 30,000
Indirect costs (fiscal agent) $ 33,915