Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS)

This online survey provides essential information about the current teacher use and perceptions of technology. The results can be used to collect baseline data for special initiatives, inform technology purchase decisions, identify professional development needs, and facilitate coaching in the use of instructional technology. The TUPS looks at what teachers believe....

...about the role of technology in the classroom, as well as their comfort and confidence with technology in general, with pedagogy of technology, with a variety of different specific technologies, and it also asks about the frequency that they use those technologies and the frequency with which their students use those technologies. The survey includes 200 items in seven categories and provides valuable data to guide school- and district-level decision-making. The survey sections include:

As part of the TIM Tools suite, the TUPS works from a common online database of user identities and permissions. User records can be added in batches or individually. Survey responses can be downloaded at any time for review. You can offer the survey any number of times and track completion of any user.

The survey data helps to target professional development efforts to meet the needs of teachers in your school or district. The survey helps identify how well prepared teachers are to integrate technology in meaningful ways. It also helps identify the technology professional development topics that teachers want and need.

The TUPS is the perfect tool to use annually, or at the beginning and end of any technology project to measure the changes in how teachers relate to technology in their work. Grant administrators can use pre and post comparisons for grant evaluation reports. It supports teacher inquiry by providing the teacher with a tool for recording changes in classroom usage of technology. The information is also useful for planning technology infrastructure and support and getting a snapshot of the perceptions of teachers.

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