Guidance--Purpose of the Survey

This survey is intended to compile information about the current status and future plans for the use of technology in the district. Once approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), it will be considered the district’s instructional technology plan.

2017 is Year 3 of the three-year Instructional Technology Plan (ITP) cycle that began in 2015.  In 2017, Districts will not be required to update their ITPs.  Plans approved in 2016 will remain in approved status until the deadline for 2018 submission.

Districts that wish to update their plans, such as those who wish to ensure alignment with Smart Schools Investment Plans, will be able to do so in the SED Monitoring System. The 2017 ITP Survey covers the same time period as the initial three year plan; from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018. The questions in the 2017 survey are the same as 2016.  Updates made in 2017 will be sent directly to NYSED for review and approval, and will not require certification through a Regional Information Center. 

Submitting the survey is a two-step process.

 The District clicks on the Save & Submit Survey button. This button appears at the bottom of every page as long as all required questions in the survey are answered and no response exceeds the word limit.

 The Superintendent of the District certifies the survey and submits to NYSED. Only the Superintendent can certify the survey and submit it to NYSED.

 Upon final approval, the district will have met the requirement for the submission of an instructional technology plan as outlined in the Education Commissioner’s Regulations part 100.12.

A system-generated email from NYSED will be sent to the district when a district’s ITP has been approved.  This email message will serve as the district’s official notification of approval.  No formal letter will be sent.  This proof of an approved instructional technology plan may be utilized when a district applies for any educational technology-related funding from State or Federal sources, including applications for Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) funds.

The approved instructional technology plan survey is not intended to negate the need for districts to compile a more detailed and comprehensive technology plan.