Evaluating educational technology programs can be a challenging endeavor.As more and more states, districts, and schools develop technology plans to
ensure that technology will be used effectively to benefit student learning and achievement, the need to understand technology’s impact on improving
student achievement will become even greater. Furthermore, the funding that states and districts receive to implement components of technology plans
often requires some type of evaluation.
The question thus becomes important , how do you evaluate educational technology programs that vary in:
· the types of students they serve
· the curriculum areas in which teachers use technology, and
· the type of technology itself?