New: Video review of TIE results year one

Sarah Hanawald and Alex Inman discuss the findings of the TIE survey--including some surprises revealed along the way.


All ATLIS member schools are invited to participate in the Technology Impact and Efficacy (TIE) Assessment.  This service is being offered to members schools as a benefit included in your ATLIS membership. To learn more about the methodology and design of the assessment, Sarah Hanawald, Executive Director of ATLIS, and Alex Inman, President of Educational Collaborators, held an online meeting to discuss the assessment and answer any questions members had prior to taking the assessment.  The video is embedded at the bottom of this page. We've also created a sample report designed to mimic the confidential report each school receives for perusal. 

The purpose of the TIE Assessment is to help schools understand the impact technology has on academics, operations, and data security as well as provide member schools with a dashboard report indicating their strength in these areas relative to the ATLIS member school norms. No school will able to access school-level data about any other school.  Individual school reports will include suggested areas to target for growth.  These suggested areas are selected from those that will have the greatest effect on improving the impact technology has on the school program.

In order to offer this level of report and recommendations, we need to collect quality data from our members.  We need information from most students in a school and all faculty and staff.  This data is efficiently gathered via four data collection tools.

Collection Tools (no longer active, the next TIE window will be Winter 2018) 

Admin Survey - This is the survey you will get by clicking this link. This survey gathers many of the context variables we will evaluate. Most questions can be answered by the technology staff but a few may require academic or business administrators.  To assist in your data collection, you may want to review the PDF version of this survey prior to filling it out online.  Only online submissions can be accepted.

Adult Survey - Please share this link with all computer using faculty and staff in the school. We have utilized skip logic so only teachers respond to technology integration questions. Most participants have completed this survey in 10-15 minutes. You may view a PDF copy of this survey here.  Only online submissions can be accepted.

Student Survey - Please share this link with students in grades 8-12. Participating students should be 13 or older. Most participants have completed this survey in under 10 minutes. You may view a PDF copy of this survey here.  Only online submissions can be accepted.

Young Student Survey - This survey is for students under 13.  Please use this survey unless all students in the class are over 13 years old.  We are asking teachers to facilitate this survey for their students.  Though the language of this survey is designed for students in grades 5-7, it could still be used with younger students.  Please share this link with participating teachers of young students. Most participants have completed this survey in 10-15 minutes.  You may view a PDF copy of this survey here. Only online submissions can be accepted.

We are excited to partner together with Educational Collaborators on this resource that will surely prove valuable to our members.