Date Awarded


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)




Megan Tschannen-Moran, PhD

Committee Member

Margaret Constantino, PhD

Committee Member

Jennifer Parish, Ed.D.


The purpose of this program evaluation was to evaluate the implementation of the One-to-one Chromebook initiative in a rural school district in Virginia. The study used the goals of the district's technology plan as a framework to measure the effectiveness in the implementation of the One-to-one Chromebook Computer initiative in Grades 5, 6, 9, and 10. The study sought to collect the perceptions of stakeholders toward the program, the degree to which students engaged in the purposeful and effective use of Chromebooks as well as the application of technology to demonstrate students' knowledge of 21st century skills. The participants included school administrators, students, teachers and parents of students in Grades 5, 6, 9 and 10. This evaluation used a mixed method approach for the collection of data. The logic model served as framework to understand the inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes of the program. The findings revealed that there is a need to reevaluate certain aspects of the program, including the goals of the initiative in relation to specific parameters to delineate the use of the Chromebooks in classroom. Additionally, teachers and students need more training to become more comfortable with the tools that the device offers for instructional purposes. Two of the recommendations that emerged from the findings and conclusions are the creation of a new technology integration team and the use of SMART goals for teachers to plan strategically how to integrate technology in their lessons. This evaluation also suggests the construction of new goals to provide the division with new perspectives on how to continue the initiative, so that it advances from its current technology integration level to higher levels in order to foster students' desire to use devices such as Chromebooks to become part of a technologically inclined world.



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