Technology Impact and Efficacy Assessment (TIE)

The TIE Assessment was a resounding success this year! Because we had enough participating schools to create a statistical benchmark, we are able to reopen the deployment window and offer the 2019 TIE Assessment through October 31.


Pro tip: administer the survey during a faculty meeting to increase completion rates.


Once your school has deployed the student and staff surveys and completed the entire Admin survey, please contact Educational Collaborators at [email protected] to request your report. The report is an ATLIS member benefit.


Additional data and analysis from one of EC's data experts is available for only $500.  Beginning November 1st, collection for the 2020 benchmark will begin and will be available prior to the 2020 ATLIS conference.  Mark your calendars now!


TIE 2019 Implementation

We hope that a larger window for collecting information will enable more schools to participate -- and the more schools we have participate, the more valuable the data in the report will be. Please keep in mind that your school’s report will not be generated until the surveys have closed, so that the dataset is the most complete it can be. 

Please note changes in the assessment for younger students. Though there is no longer a Young Student Survey, schools are encouraged to include students grades 3 and up. The survey questions are written at a 5th-grade reading level, and our research has found that independent school students as young as grade 3 are able to understand them. Also, because no personally identifiable information is captured, there is no compliance issue with COPPA.

Here are a checklist and some tools to help you prepare.

TIE Checklist:

  • Approval from admin for TIE rollout

  • Set dates for collecting surveys

  • Explain the importance of TIE to participating constituents

  • Follow up on survey collection

  • Complete the admin survey

  • Finish by March 1 for your report to be completed in time for the ATLIS Annual Conference

TIE Tools:

TIE Admin Brochure 

TIE Admin Video, featuring Dr. Fran Bisselle, Head of School at Hathaway Brown School


TIE Deployment Guide ATLIS_TIE_Deployment_Guide.pdf

Quick start!

Simply deploy the surveys listed below to the respective groups. Reports will be sent shortly before the ATLIS conference in mid April.

  1. Admin Survey (

  2. Faculty/Staff Survey (

  3. Student Survey - recommended for third grade and above (

Learn More About TIE...

Introductory Video

What Is TIE?

All ATLIS member schools are invited to participate in the Technology Impact and Efficacy (TIE) Assessment.  This service is offered to members schools as a benefit included in your ATLIS membership. We've 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.

TIE Results

Downloadable TIE Poster/Infographic


Video Review of TIE Results Year 1

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