West Virginia Technology Model School – TAPP Overview
In 2003, ED awarded $15 million in multi-year, evaluation grants to 9 states, including Arkansas, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The studies conducted scientifically-based research on how technology impacts student achievement in elementary and secondary education. Final reports were published in 2007.
The West Virginia Department of Education established the Technology Model School (TMS) initiative which is designed so that all teachers and administrators will be proficient in the implementation, use, and integration of technology. The program’s focus is on having a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) in a school(s) who will provide and/or coordinate appropriate professional development activities for all teachers and administrators.