Technology Impact and Efficacy Assessment (TIE)

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TIE Deployment Guide ATLIS_TIE_Deployment_Guide.pdf

TIE Overview

Introductory Video

What Is TIE?

All ATLIS member schools are invited to participate in the Technology Impact and Efficacy (TIE) Assessment.  This service is offered to members schools as a benefit included in your ATLIS membership. To learn more about the methodology and design of the assessment, Sarah Hanawald, Executive Director of ATLIS, and Alex Inman, President of Educational Collaborators, held an online meeting to discuss the assessment and answer any questions members had prior to taking the assessment.  The video is embedded at the bottom of this page. We've also created a sample report designed to mimic the confidential report each school receives for perusal. 

The purpose of the TIE Assessment is to help schools understand the impact technology has on academics, operations, and data security as well as provide member schools with a dashboard report indicating their strength in these areas relative to the ATLIS member school norms. No school will able to access school-level data about any other school.  Individual school reports will include suggested areas to target for growth.  These suggested areas are selected from those that will have the greatest effect on improving the impact technology has on the school program.

In order to offer this level of report and recommendations, we need to collect quality data from our members.  We need information from most students in a school and all faculty and staff.  This data is efficiently gathered via four data collection tools.

Collection Tools

ATLIS TIE 2018 ran from Jan. 16 - Mar. 2; collection tools for TIE 2019 will be added soon.

Admin Survey -  This survey gathers many of the context variables we will evaluate. Most questions can be answered by the technology staff but a few may require academic or business administrators.  To assist in your data collection, you may want to review the PDF version of this survey prior to filling it out online.  Only online submissions can be accepted.

Faculty/Staff Survey - We have utilized skip logic so only teachers respond to technology integration questions. Most participants have completed this survey in 10-15 minutes. You may view a PDF copy of this survey here.  Only online submissions can be accepted.

Student Survey -  Participating students should be 13 or older. Most participants have completed this survey in under 10 minutes. You may view a PDF copy of this survey here.  Only online submissions can be accepted. After feedback from schools and our researchers, we have discontinued the young student survey this year.

TIE Results

Downloadable TIE Poster/Infographic


Video Review of TIE Results Year 1

Sarah Hanawald and Alex Inman discuss the findings of the TIE survey--including some surprises revealed along the way.