Evaluation of the School Connectivity Initiative

Concluded September, 2010

The Friday Institute completed several assessments of North Carolina’s progress toward ensuring effective incorporation of technology in K-12 education. These assessments, each provided in a separate report, focus on three interconnected aspects of successful technology incorporation Infrastructure, Policy, and Usage. These reports both described progress to date and provided frameworks and baseline information that will enable us to assess progress in North Carolina in the coming years.

In addition, the team developed and validated a Student Learning Conditions Survey (SLCS), which provided data on middle school and high school student perspectives at the school, LEA, and state levels. The SLCS data enabled analyses of changes in student perspectives across years, which helped determine whether technology-enabled initiatives impact students’ views of the learning conditions in their schools.

For more information about the FI Evaluation team, visit eval.fi.ncsu.edu/



Jeni Corn
Director of Evaluation Programs

Ruchi Patel
Graduate Research Assistant

Daniel Stanhope
Graduate Research Assistant

Dina Walker-Devose
Graduate Research Assistant

Trip Stallings
Senior Research Associate

Jennifer Maxfield
Research Associate