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    focus logo   2015-2016 (Year 1) BrightBytes Survey Results
     
    BrightBytes Survey
     
    The BrightBytes Survey is designed to assess four areas of educational technology: Classroom, Access, Skills, and Environment (CASE). The CASE framework identifies these four areas as essential factors affecting the improvement of learning through the use of technology. 
     
    In the Spring of 2014, North Allegheny School District administered the BrightBytes survey to students in grades 3 - 12 along with K - 12 educators. Four separate surveys were administered: an elementary student survey for grades 3 - 5; a middle school survey for students in grades 6 - 8; a high school student survey for grades 9 - 12; and a teacher/administrator survey.  The results of the survey designated North Allegheny as "Proficient" with a score of 1035 on a five-level CASE maturity scale: Beginning, Emerging, Proficient, Advanced, and Exemplary. The maturity score highlights an organization’s technology readiness and use in each of the framework’s domains, indicators, and variables. 
     
    In the Spring of 2016, the District re-adminstered the survey to students in grades 3 - 12, K - 12 educators, and parents of NA students. As displayed below, the District was once again designated in the "Proficient."  However, District's overall score increased by 36 points to 1071. NA's 2016 overall score is higher than the national and Pennsylvania scores as are all four domains scores. In 2014, the District scores were below the current state and national scores.  The greatest area of growth between the 2014 and 2016 surveys is in the area of Access (79 points), which is related to the FOCUS 2020 devices and the network upgrades to increase bandwidth and the expansion of wi-fi services.
      
     

    CASE Dashboard
     
    CASE Score Legend
     
    District-wide Data
     
     Grades 6, 9 and 10 Data
    CASE District Dashboard Grades 6 9 10 CASE Dashboard
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    CASE Score with National and Pennsylvania Benchmarks
     
    CASE Score Legend
     
    District-wide Data
     
     Grades 6, 9 and 10 Data
    District scores with benchmarks Grades 6 9 10 with Benchmarks
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     District CASE Domain Trends
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    CASE Score Legend
     CASE Domain Trends  
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    CASE Domain: Classroom

    CASE Score Legend
     District-wide Data

     Grades 6, 9 and 10 Data
    CASE Classroom Domain
    Grades 6 9 and 10 Classroom CASE Score
    Teacher use of the 4Cs has increased at eleven of the twelve schools and moved from Beginning to Emerging at two schools. Students' use of the 4Cs has also increased at eleven schools and moved from Emerging to Proficient at one and Beginning to Emerging at two. Teacher Digital Citizenship shows gains at nine schools. The area of Online Assessment increased at all schools with seven schools moving from Beginning to Emerging and one moving from Emerging to Proficient.
    Overall, teachers and students in grades 6, 9, and 10 have a higher score, by 28 points, in the areas aligned to the Classroom Domain.  Teachers' use of the 4Cs increased from Beginning to Emerging and the use of Online Assessments increased from Emerging to Proficient.  In all buildings, the Teachers' and Students' use of the 4Cs and Teacher Digital Citizenship are showing gains.
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    CASE Domain:  Access
     
    CASE Score Legend
     District-wide Data

     Grades 6, 9 and 10 Data
    CASE Domain: Access
    Grads 6 9 and 10 CASE Access Score
    Access has expanded for both teachers and students at school at every single building, usually by 80-100 points or more.

    Access scores for teachers and students in grades 6, 9, and 10 exceed the District-wide data by as much as 43 points.
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    CASE Domain: Skills
     
    CASE Score Legend
     District-wide Data

     Grades 6, 9 and 10 Data
    CASE Domain: Skills
    Grades 6 9 10 CASE Skills Doman
    Teacher skills have improved overall, and Foundational Skills, have increased at every building.  Students' and teachers' Multimedia Skills have also increased at every building, bringing Teachers’ Multimedia Skills up to the level of their students at all but two buildings. Students' and teachers' online skills have increased at almost all sites, but students’ online skills are still slightly stronger overall.

    Teacher Foundational Skills are higher than the District-wide score. Two schools scored in the Exemplary range.  Student Foundational Skills are also higher than the District-wide scores; one building scored in the Exemplary range for student Foundational Skills.
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    CASE Domain:  Environment
     
    CASE Score Legend
     District-wide Data

     Grades 6, 9 and 10 Data
    CASE Domain Environment
    Grades 6 9 and 10 CASE Environment Scores
    The Environment domain has seen significant increases, with six of the schools moving into the Proficient range in the area of Professional Learning and seven schools moving into the Advanced range in the area of the "3Ps" (policies, procedures, and practices).

    The overall score for the Environment domain is higher for teachers and students in grades 6, 9, and 10 and has moved into the Advanced range. All buildings scored Advanced in the area of Beliefs about technology.
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     Highlights:  Professional Development
     
    Professional Development Highlights
     

     
    Highlights:  Curriculum
     
    Curriculum Report Highlights
     

     
    Highlights:  21st Century Skills
     
     21st Century Student Highlights
     

    Highlight:  Tech Support
     
     Tech Support Highlight  
     

     
    About the BrightBytes Survey

    At the heart of BrightBytes is the CASE framework, a tool used by thousands of schools to improve the impact of technology on student learning. CASE is a research-based framework outlining the essential factors schools need in order to improve learning through the use of technology.

    There are four domains: Classroom, Access, Skills, and Environment. These are the essential factors needed for successful implementation of technology in the classroom. As shown below, each domain consists of success indicators – these are the areas from which the questions asked of educators, students, and parents are rooted. For more information about the BrightBytes survey please read the CASE Framework and Question Alignment resource.

    CASE framework domains explained