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JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW TEMPLATE

North American University


Education Department
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 5324
Name: EYUP SENER

Date: 04.07.2015

Cite the reviewed article in APA format:

Brockmeir, Sermon, and Hope (2005) (Brockmeir, Sermon, & Hope, 2005, p.47) Cohens
kappa, p. 94. Dalinda, (2009). ISTE, (2001). International Society of Technology
Education, ISTE, (2009) NETS-A
INTRODUCTION
Research Questions (if research questions are not specifically mentioned, what is
the theoretical background or overarching theme):

What some of the technology skills, as aligned to the updated National


Educational Technology Standards (NETS-A) for public school administrators, do
elementary principals report they possess?
Purpose of the research:

The purpose of this study is to determine which technology dispositions as aligned to the
National Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A) does the selected sample of
elementary principals report as technology leaders. Brockmeir, Sermon, and Hope
(2005) noted that, The principals influence the implementation of an innovation and the
magnitude of fidelity with which it is implemented; therefore, principals, too, are at the
center of achieving the promise of technology by facilitating its integration to transform
teaching and learning (Brockmeir, Sermon, & Hope, 2005, p.47)

METHODOLOGY
What is the methodology for the research or approach used to understand the
issue? Provide information regarding the following:

Participants:
310 principals from a large metropolitan area in the southwest region of
the United State. 126 males and 184 females. 104 participants having 0-3 years of
experience, 82 participants having 4-7 years, 55 participants having 8-11 years, 32
participants having 12-15 years, and 31 participants having greater than 15 years of
experience.

Procedures:

The questionnaire was administered by graduate students in the Educational


Leadership program at a major, urban doctoral-granting university located in the
south central region of the U.S.

The survey instrument was designed specifically for this purpose and included
both qualitative and quantitative questions.

Data Collection Methods/Data Source:


For this study, only the data from the interviews was used. The survey instrument was
designed specifically for this purpose and included both qualitative and quantitative
questions.
Data Analysis:
Analysis of the interview data began with a process of data reduction. The participants
responses were read several times to become familiar with the data. The data was then
coded into meaningful categories. Once the categories were established, another
researcher independently coded a 10% sample of responses to determine the consistency
of the coding. The inter-coder reliability results revealed a high level of agreement
(Cohens kappa = .94).
RESULTS
Findings or Results (or main points of the article):

Technology was used as a primary communication tool


Technology was integrated in teachers classroom instruction
Sing technology for data sharing and management
Using technology as a resource to find information
Technology was used for student learning
Technology was also used for administrative tasks,

DISCUSSIONS
Conclusions/Implications (for your profession):

Principals should become a resource for the funding opportunities that will support the
implementation of the campus and district technology plans. As part of the planning
process, principals should seek sources for providing funds for technologies on their
campus. Principals should be familiar with the variety of funding sources such as E-Rate
discounts, local funds and grants.
REFLECTIONS
Students Reflections (changes to your understanding; implications for your
school/work):

All the principals explained that they use technology to analyze student achievement
data. Software tools such as electronic spreadsheets allowed principals to create charts
and graphs for analysis, which were useful in improving instruction. Principals also
utilize online web applications to evaluate teacher performance. Software tools such as
electronic spreadsheets allowed principals to create charts and graphs for analysis, which
were useful in improving instruction. Dalinda stated, A lot of these programs are very
specific in letting us know what the students weakness and strengths [are] Dalinda,
(2009). According to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE),
essential conditions important for all principals to maintain are: community support,
partnerships and communications with parents and businesses that support technology
use within the district. ISTE, (2001). Principals and teachers meet and collaborate
together to formulate their campus improvement plans, which include technology
components.

References;
Brockmeir, Sermon, and Hope (2005) (Brockmeir, Sermon, & Hope, 2005, p.47) Cohens
kappa, p. 94. Dalinda, (2009). ISTE, (2001). International Society of Technology
Education, ISTE, (2009) NETS-A.

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