“One of the most effective ways to determine how well technology-enabled learning programs are meeting the needs of students, teachers, staff, and the community is through self-reflection and discussion.  The Digital Learning Rubric provides a means for district or school leadership teams to engage in a process of self-reflection and discussion in order to establish a shared vision for digital learning initiatives. Its intended purpose is to assist in assessing needs and setting goals for the use of technology in the classroom to support student achievement. This tool includes indicators and a rubric to help determine the extent to which a district or school is ready to launch a digital learning initiative or to gauge the progress of an existing digital learning initiative.

The data yielded from the Digital Learning Rubric is instrumental in providing leadership teams with direction on key areas to focus on during planning and implementing digital learning initiatives. This rubric provides a global perspective of digital learning initiatives at both the system and building levels. The rubric includes four indicators: Curriculum & Instruction, Professional Development, Leadership, Administration & Instructional Support, and Infrastructure & Technical Support. In each area, there are levels of progress ranging from Early (Starting) to Target. The goal is to place your district or school on this continuum and define how you will progress to the Target level for your digital learning initiative.

The Digital Learning Rubric is based on review of the Technology Standards & Performance Indicators for Students & Teachers (ISTE NETS-S, ISTE NETS-T), the North Carolina IMPACT guidelines, Texas Star Chart, North Carolina Essential Standards for Instructional Technology, North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, and North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI).”