Guidance--Submitting 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.

The submittal process 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.

If NYSED has no questions after reviewing the survey in the portal, the SED staff member clicks the Approve button and approves the tech plan survey submission.

After the survey has been approved by NYSED, an approval email will automatically be generated and sent to the Superintendent, the individual who entered the plan into the portal, and all district employees with data entry rights. This approval email will be the only notification of approval sent to the district. There will be no formal approval letter sent to the district.

If you have any questions about the survey or are having technical issues when entering your data, please click the Help button and fill out the Contact us form  Please specify “Ed Tech” in the message. This message will go to the datasupport application and be answered by a NYSED Educational Design & Technology staff member. You may also send an email to .