Mike these are excellent questions that don't get asked enough about
k-12 information technology programs. You might be interested in
looking at a good reference that deals with these questions and sets
some standards for assessment.
"Technology in Schools: Suggestions, Tools, and Guidelines for
Assessing Technology In Elementary and Secondary Education" A PDF copy
can be found @ nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2003313
I have used the guide for information technology assessments in several
schools. The document is listed as a resource in the "Six Elements" of
Vermont's State Educational Technology Plan.
Frank J. Watson
1 Lochend Lane
Cheraw, SC 29520
I'll see it when I believe it