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Office of Information, Technology, and Accountability

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Information, Technology, and Accountability is to enable schools to achieve their instructional mission through the efficient delivery of aligned and appropriate technology and information.

Vision

Our vision is a Culture of Equity and Proficiency where every staff and student relies daily on high-quality information and innovative technology to improve their practice and performance.

Strategic Objectives

OITA's strategic objectives are that, by June of 2018: 1) every student and teacher uses technology every day as a critical tool to personalize and accelerate learning; 2) staff, teachers, students, and parents have ready access to real-time data on their performance and actively use that data to improve; and, 3) the Springfield Public Schools daily rely on technology and data-informed decision making to operate, become more efficient, and prepare all students for college and career.

Guiding Principles

In our work we believe that: supporting the improvement of the instructional core (the interaction of teachers and students with content in a classroom) is our highest priority; “WHY” is more important and takes precedence over “WHAT” and “HOW;” success must be defined in advance and measured continuously; information must be both meaningful and timely (answering critical questions as they are asked); and, creating, communicating, and collaborating through technology is essential (not optional) for all our staff and students.

In our work we will: carefully and deliberately plan projects and tasks before they are implemented; create tools empowering our customers to meet their own technology and information needs (whenever possible); adopt proven existing solutions rather than build our own (whenever possible); meet or exceed expectations in the quality and timeliness of our service; stop doing things that do not work or meet their stated objectives; and, constantly renew our capacity to accomplish our mission.

Organization

OITA is structured into three major teams: Digital Learning and Assessment; Information Management; and, Technology Operations.



DEPARTMENT HEAD:  
Paul Foster
HOURS:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PHONE:  (413)-787-7100
FAX:  (413)-787-7609
ADDRESS:  1550 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

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Strategic Objectives

OITA's strategic objectives are that, by June of 2018: 1) every student and teacher uses technology every day as a critical tool to personalize and accelerate learning; 2) staff, teachers, students, and parents have ready access to real-time data on their performance and actively use that data to improve; and, 3) the Springfield Public Schools daily rely on technology and data-informed decision making to operate, become more efficient, and prepare all students for college and career.

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