[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: Technology Readiness Tool Reset in Preparation for new Data Snapshot

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Mon Sep 24 10:27:36 EDT 2012

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ITEM:  Technology Readiness Tool Reset in Preparation for new Data


In preparation for the next data snapshot of data in the system on
December 15th, 2012, we wanted to make you aware of some added fields to
the Technology Readiness Tool's interface.  On October 8, 2012, these
additional fields will give you the ability to categorize organizations,
show grade specific enrollment counts, and further classify devices'
location and ownership.  Also on this date the submission status for
each school will be reset to "no". 


IMPORTANT:  We are planning to use the Technology Readiness Tool's
organization data as of September 30th to match the National Center for
Education Statistics (NCES) data for Grade specific enrollment counts.
Therefore, we are asking all SAUs and Schools to be sure their school
organization data is as complete as possible by September 30th.  


Follow the information below to submit this additional data. 


Review and populate fields that will be added to the data file layouts
and interface. The fields below will be added to the data file layouts
and to the Technology Readiness Tool interface by October 8. Please
include this information as you upload edited or new school survey files
and device files. To edit your current data, you may export the existing
data from the system, add the data in the new fields and re-upload the
data. See the User's Guide for more information about exporting and
importing device and school survey data. Additional information about
the following added fields will be communicated in the data file


School Survey File Layout

*         Classification of School

*         Grade Specific Enrollment Counts


Devices File Layout

*         Location/Environment 

*         Device Owner


Confirm, update, or add your enrollment data by grade. New fields have
been created for "enrollment by grade." To assist in reporting this
information, Pearson will pre-populate these fields in the Technology
Readiness Tool in mid-October with the most recent (2010-2011 school
year) NCES data for organizations that have an exact match to the NCES
codes and organization names. SRCs should confirm or, if more recent or
accurate data is available, update the populated numbers. The enrollment
data for organizations that did not have an exact match to the NCES data
will not be populated. For these organizations, please add the
enrollment data. 


Enter "Yes" to each school's submission status.  The Data Entry
Submission Status for all organizations has been reset to No to ensure
confirmation of your complete data set for this upcoming December
snapshot.  Once you have edited your devices, added the additional
information needed for devices already in the system, and updated your
school survey data, please change the Data Entry Submission Status to


Thank you for your efforts in submitting data to the Technology
Readiness Tool.  Please continue to update and submit your technology
data into the tool.

Remember that you will have to go back and change your school survey
submission response from no to yes after October 8, in order to have
your data count for the data collection.


Thank you!

Stan Freeda

Technology Readiness Coordinator

Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov 




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