Consortium for School Networking released the findings from its 2nd Annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey, sponsored by SchoolDude. The survey measures how school system technology leaders are leveraging technology to achieve engaging learning environments, how this changes over time, and how the choices made today will shape the future landscape.
The survey specifically tracks information in five key areas, including:
- IT Priorities
- District Technology Leader characteristics
- K-12 IT leadership in a district and school system
Some of the interesting takeaways:
- IT leaders see digital content as a top strategic priority with 83% reporting that digital materials will account for over 50% of education resources in the next 3 years.
- According to the survey, 34% report budget increases for this year, while 66% will see flat or declining budgets. In 2013 only 19% indicated an increase in budget.
- 47% of IT leaders that participated in the survey, noted that budgets are not adequate to meet school board expectations.
- Less than 18% of IT leaders report their district is fully ready for the 2014 online assessments starting this fall.
To view the executive summary, please visit the
CoSN website or download a free copy by clicking here.