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 @

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
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Cheraw, SC 29520

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