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    focus logo   2016-2017 (Year 2) 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.
      
    This past Spring (2017), the once again used the BrightBytes survey to gather data from students in grades 3 - 12 and K - 12 educators. As displayed below, the District was once again designated in the "Proficient."<style="font-family: lucida="" sans;="" font-size:="" 10pt;"=""> In one year, the District's overall score increased by 7 points to 1078. Once again, NA's 2017 overall score is higher than the national and Pennsylvania scores as are all four domains scores.
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    CASE Dashboard
     
    CASE Score Legend
     
    District-wide Data
     
     Grades 6, 7,  and 9-12 Data
    2017 CASE District Dashboard 2017 FOCUS 2020 Grades Dashboard
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    CASE Score with National and Pennsylvania Benchmarks
     
    CASE Score Legend
     
    District-wide Data
     
     Grades 6, 7, and 9-12 Data
    2017 District Scores with Benchmarks 2017 FOCUS 2020 Grades with Benchmarks
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     District CASE Domain Trends
     
     
     CASE Score Legend
     
    District-wide Data
     
     Grades 6, 7, and 9-12 Data
    2017 District-wide CASE Trends 2017 FOCUS 2020 CASE Trends
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    CASE Domain: Classroom

    CASE Score Legend
     District-wide Data
     
     Grades 6, 7, and 9-12 Data
    2017 District-wide Classroom CASE Scores   2017 FOCUS 2020 Grades Classroom Domain Scores
    The District has shown growth in all six areas (Teacher Use of the 4Cs, Student Use of the 4Cs, Teacher Digital Citizenship, Student Digital Citizenship, Assessment, and Assistive Technology) of measurement that create the classroom domain.  Student use of the 4Cs has increased in nine of the twelve schools with five schools scoring in the Advanced category. Overall, NA's student and teacher use of the 4Cs exceeds both county and statewide scores.  Teacher Digital Citizenship is Advanced in nine schools. Student Digital Citizenship has grown district-wide and is the proficient range in five schools.
      Overall, teachers and students in grades 6, 7 and 9-12 have a higher score, by 22 points, in the areas aligned to the Classroom Domain. The overall score for FOCUS 2020 grades falls into the category of Proficient.  Teachers' use of the 4Cs is Emerging in all schools and the use of Assistive Technology increased to Proficient in all five buildings.  Teachers' and Students' use of the 4Cs and Teacher Digital Citizenship are showing gains across all five building involved in FOCUS 2020.
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    CASE Domain:  Access
     
    CASE Score Legend
     District-wide Data
      Grades 6, 7, and 9-12 Data
    2017 District-wide Access CASE   2017 FOCUS 2020 Grade Access Domain
    Access continues to grow for both teachers and students at school at every single building, with no building scoring below Advanced.
     
     
     
      Access scores for teachers and students in grades 6, 7, and 9-12 exceed the District-wide data by as much as 27 points. Every building involved in FOCUS 2020 scored as Exemplary.  The District scores exceed the scores for other AIU school districts, schools in Pennsylvania, and across the nation.
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    CASE Domain: Skills
     
    CASE Score Legend
     District-wide Data
     
    Grades 6, 7, and 9-12 Data
    2017 District-wide Skills CASE Domain   2017 FOCUS2020 Skills CASE Domain
    The Skills domain for Students and Teachers is in the Advanced range and is higher than other AIU districts, Pennsylvania schools, and schools across the nation by 7 to 20 points.  However, this is a three point decrease from the 2016 Skills domain score.  Despite the overall decrease in the Skills domain, Teacher Foundational Skills, Teacher Multimedia Skills, and Student Multimedia Skills did show an increase in the past year.
      Teacher technology Skills continue to grow for those who teach at the buildings where students have received devices.  Although, the overall Skills score for students and teachers dipped by one point from last year.  There is no consistent pattern between buildings, skill areas and score changes that can be attributed for the one point decline.
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    CASE Domain:  Environment
     
    CASE Score Legend
     District-wide Data
     
     Grades 6, 7, and 9-12 Data
    2017 District-wide Environment CASE Domain   2017 FOCUS 2020 Grades Environment CASE Domain
    The District is outpacing the AIU school districts, state, and national schools with our scores in the Environment domain and has moved from Proficient to Advanced.   Every building scored Advanced in the sub-categories of the 3Ps (Policies, Procedures, and Practices) as well as Beliefs.   The overall score for the Environment domain is higher, by 10 points, for teachers and students in grades 6, 7, and 9-12. and has moved into the Advanced range. No sub-category in the Environment domain for FOCUS 2020 grades is below Advanced. 
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     Highlights:  Professional Development
     
     
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    Professional Development Highlights 2017 Professional Development Highlights
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    Highlights:  Curriculum
     
     
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    Curriculum Report Highlights
    2017 Curriculum Highlights
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    Highlights:  21st Century Skills
     
     
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    2016 21st Century Student Highlights
    2017 21st Century Student Highlights
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    Highlight:  Tech Support
     
     
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    2016 Tech Support Highlights
    2017 Tech Support Highlight
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    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 Illustration