Stepping Stones Project H327A06003
This project investigated teacher usage of the Kellar Instructional Handheld Data (KIHd) System in a metropolitan school where discrete trial teaching was employed with students on the Autism spectrum. A mixed methodology was implemented for a two year period to ascertain information in three main areas: data driven decisions, teacher planning, and technology adoption. The first component tested the effectiveness of how teachers were making data driven decision and, given different parameters, determined if those decisions remained constant. The second component looked at teacher use of planning and provided insight to other activities that were previously prohibited due to a lack of time. The third component evaluated teachers' perceptions about a one touch data collection system in regard to technology adoption. The study was an USDOE Steppingstones of Technology Grant.