MassCUE Evaluators - Maximizing Your Technology Investment

In partnership with Sun Associates, MassCUE is offering member districts a unique opportunity to develop assessments of instructional technology initiatives.

The MassCUE Evaluators program is a new offering aimed at providing district leaders and instructional technology decision-makers with tools and techniques for assessing the impact of technology on student achievement. Specifically focused on the use of technology to support 21st Century learning, this program will help districts maximize their investments in technology through a process of local data collection and analysis.  The evaluation findings and results from this work will help inform the creation of new strategies for improving learner outcomes in participating districts.

The MassCUE Evaluators Program is especially designed for district teams led by Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development Coordinators, Superintendents, and Directors of Technology. Over the course of four intensive days of face-to-face professional development, district teams will work with facilitators to create evaluation procedures and instruments focused on:

  • Framing outcomes and developing indicators for effective technology integration at the classroom level
  • Measuring the impact of current technology integration initiatives
  • Fine tuning professional development programs
  • Creating and revising strategic technology goals
  • Building consensus among stakeholders for a vision for technology- supported 21st Century learning

For more information on MassCUE Evaluators

Download the PowerPoint from the October 2011 MassCUE Annual Conference

Download the PowerPoint from the March 2012 MassCUE/METAA Leadership Symposium


Visit the MassCUE Professional Development Site

Over the course of the four meetings, each team will develop an evaluation plan with performance indicators and data collection instruments for a particular 21st  Century learning or technology project of their choice. The facilitators will provide technical assistance via phone, email, or on-site as necessary to each team during implementation. Each session will be supported with print, online and multimedia resources.

Benefits of participation

The MassCUE Evaluators Program will support Massachusetts school districts in the creation of evaluation and assessment procedures that examine how investments in technology change the way that teachers teach and students learn. The program was created to help districts gather data upon which to base difficult decisions about instructional technology and other resource intensive initiatives. 

Participants will leave the program with an evaluation framework that assesses their technology integration programs and that is adaptable for examining the processes and outcomes of any number of other in-district instructional initiatives.

Program facilitators

The program was designed by Jeff Sun and Jeanne Clark of Sun Associates and Dr. Damian Bebell of Boston College. Sun Associates provides program evaluation, technical assistance, strategic planning and auditing services to educational organizations such as schools, districts, and states. Dr. Damian Bebell is an Assistant Research Professor at the Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and is a founding member and Senior Research Associate at the Technology and Assessment Study Collaborative.

How to apply

Districts interested in the MassCUE Evaluators program should create a 4 to 6 member team composed of individuals representing the following roles:

Direct team member involvement is critical.  Each team should operate under the authority of a school or district administrator who will be expected to hold the team accountable for producing and implementing a useful assessment for a particular technology integration project (or technology plan).

District Teams will convene four times starting in July 2012.

To register, please email Ingrid Eppelsheimer at


MassCUE Member: $2400 (for 4 members, extra member is $500 with limit of 6 per team)

Non-Member: $2500 (includes free institutional membership to MassCUE for one year)

Last updated, March 14, 2012