Trials: The AT Cycle
Technology Trial Period
Before investing time and money into a particular piece of technology, teams should conduct a short trial period to ensure that the tool will be effective for the student. The trial should be set up in such a way as to yield measurable outcomes that correlate to increased student learning or access to the curriculum.
Use the Trial Period Form to plan a trial period and document the effectiveness of the tool.
MATN's AT Resources Chart
Lists of strategies for each curriculum area arranged from low-tech to high-tech help you consider the options based on a student's needs.
MCPS staff members may request assistance from HIAT to:
- Review a completed SETT form and suggest appropriate tools to try
- Answer questions about the features of software and hardware tools
- Request a loan of software or hardware to try before buying
Learn More about Trialing AT
See what a completed Trial Period form might look like.