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  Student Technology Survey Results
Digital H.S. Student Results, Conducted May 1998
Jefferson H.S. Technology Committee. Updated December 16, 1998


Jefferson High School Student Technology Survey

        Please  respond to the questions below. We are conducting this survey as
part of an evaluation process for the Digital H.S. program. We need to
establish a baseline for staff skill levels regarding technology so that we
can measure our progress in coming  years. You may mark directly on this
form.  Thank you.

I. BACKGROUND DATA
Please check ,circle or fill in all the answers that apply.

1. Date: May 1998

2. Year in school
a. grade 9              b. grade 10             c. grade 11                d. grade 12
        27%                     24%                     43%                             9%

3. Track:   A--37%              B--62%          C --1%        D--0%

4. Are you in an academy at Jefferson H.S.?
a. Early College--31%   b. Humanitas--29%       c. Perkins--6%  d. Other 0%
e. not at this time--34%

5. Regarding computer use, do you consider yourself a
a. non-user--26%        b. occasional user(1-3 times/month)--46%   c. regular user(every week)--27%

6. Do  you have a computer at home?
a. Yes --26%                            b. No--74%

7. If yes on 5, what kind of operating system?
a. Macintosh 6.x          b. Macintosh 7.x        c. Windows 3.1         d. Windows95/98         e. Other
                    5%                         6%                      11%                            55%                         23%

II . HOW OFTEN DO YOU USE TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR CLASSROOM?

                                                                                              Never         1-4                    5 or more
                                                                                                                 times/mester      times/mester
8) learn specific computer skills
   ( keyboarding, word processing formatting).                            50%             39%             11%

9) use AlphaSmart word processors                                           63%             31%             6%
    for student written assignments.

10) video conference with experts or other classes                      90%             9%              1%
    via the Internet.

11) present their work with                                                         92%             6%              2%
      a laserdisk or video.

12) use software for remediation, reinforcement or                       83%             15%             2%
review (preprogrammed courseware).

13) locate resources, documents, experts on the Internet.               73%             21%             6%
 

                                                                                             Never         1-4                    5 or more
                                                                                                                 times/mester      times/mester

14) locate information on reference CD-ROMs.                        79%             17%             4%

15) conduct simulations and solve problems.                             65%             30%             5%

16) create charts, graphs with a spreadsheet                                69%             25%             6%

17) do desktop publishing, graphic design, layout.                         74%             22%             4%

18) create Internet web sites                                                       86%             13%             1%

19) create graphics, drawings, animations                                   59%             33%             9%

20) write essays and reports                                                    31%             48%             20%

21) write newsletters, publications                                             76%             19%             5%

22) collaborate via e-mail with other classes                               89%             8%              2%

23) collaborate with experts in the subject matter                      88%             10%             2%

24) create and present multi-media projects                             84%             14%             1%

25) write, produce, edit videos                                                 89%             9%              2%

26) use electronic sensors to gather data                                   86%             11%             76%
     (temperature, pressure, etc.)

27) manipulate and visualize equations                                      75%             19%             6%
      with a graphing calculator

28) program calculator to solve equations                               63%             28%             9%

29) create mechanical and architectural drawings                    80%             18%             2%

30) manufacture parts and products                                          93%             6%              1%

31) author courseware and training programs                         91%             7%              2%

32) create and save student portfolios to disk                          61%             31%             8%

III . HOW IMPORTANT ARE COMPUTER SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE?

                                                                                           Not              Somewhat          Very
                                                                                           important     important      important

33) To be successful in college, computer skills will be...         3%              20%             77%

34) To be successful at a good job, computer skills will be...   2%              17%             81%


Images Downloaded from Anthony's Icon Library, WWW Images: http://www.cit.gu.edu.au/images/Images.html , December, 1998.
 

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