A new report reveals how school principals manage tech initiatives and purchasing.
Although 90 percent of principals said they believe technology is critical for student learning, only two-thirds would rate their school technology as strong, according to a new report from MDR EdNET Insight.
The report, “School Trends: Principals’ Perspectives on Instructional Initiatives and Purchasing Decisions,” includes data broken down by school level, size, location, and Title I status.
In combination with the research from the entire four-part series, the report offers a 360-degree view of decision-making authority at all levels, from an administrator, to a principal to a classroom teacher.
Based on a national survey, U.S. principals shared their priorities on:
• Instructional initiatives–implementation of innovative practices, such as personalized learning
• Purchasing–where, how, and by whom decisions are made on various types of purchases with discretionary school budgets
• Professional development needs for teachers and themselves
• Resources–how they learn about new products and view marketing and sales approaches
• Leadership issues–overall vision to improve student outcomes while facing many challenges