State Education Department

Instructional Technology Plans To Be Developed by School Districts

Beginning in the 1999 school year, each school district is required by law to develop and maintain a plan for providing its students with adequate learning experiences with computers. We examined the development of these plans outside New York City (the development of such plans in New York City had already been examined by the City Comptroller). We found indications that many districts may not have complied fully with the requirement. For example, some of the plans we reviewed lacked specific details and none of the plans addressed the maintenance and repair of the districtís computer equipment. We also noted that we received no response at all from 86 of the 130 districts to which we sent questionnaires. Because of this unusually high rate of non-response, we question whether a plan was developed by all the districts. We recommended that the development and maintenance of the plans be more closely overseen by the State Education Department.

For a complete copy of Report 2002-S-7 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.
For a copy of the associated follow-up report click here.