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1Are the results confidential?
2How do I update my login information?
3How can I change my password?
4How do I share results with others?
5Where can I find my personal scores?
6As the technology coordinator, how do I retrieve the results of the survey for the staff and the students.
7Which administrators are "required" to complete this annual assessment?
8I am a school nurse/counselor or classified staff. What section of the self-assessment would I test under?
9Have these surveys been tested for reliablity and validity?
10I am at two schools, but the options only allow me to select one. Do I need to do something else for my other school?
11How often do I need to take the assessment?
12I am an elementary art teacher, grades 1-5. Which assessment should I take?
1Are the results confidential?
Yes! All results are confidential and only display in an aggregated format. Additionally, there is a minimum number of results required before any results are displayed.  In other words, the search functions cannot be used in combination narrow down a group of educators by job, grade, etc. to display an individuals' results.

Technology Coordinators can view a report of who has taken/not taken a survey, but never an individual's results.

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2How do I update my login information?
It was intended for a person to create one account at PILOT for their professional career at PILOT.  Then, when a member changes jobs, schools, districts, etc. the member would access the "Update Profile" link on the front page and then edit the information as needed.

Previous survey results would still be assigned to the district, school and job as assigned at that time.

Be certain to click the "Update my Profile" button to save your work.

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3How can I change my password?
Passwords can be changed in the Update Profile section available on the front page and in the footer of all PILOT pages.

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4How do I share results with others?
If you would like to give someone else (a Peer Coach, technology-buddy, etc) access to your results then go to "Update Profile" on the front page (or footer) and select "Add Person" to enter their email address.  They must have a PILOT account using that address to gain access to your results.  

You can also remove this access at any time by going to "Update Profile" on the front page and then clicking on the person's name you wish to no longer share results.

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5Where can I find my personal scores?
Once you have logged in click on "Enter Self-Assessments".   You can access your scores under "View Self-Assessment Results" on the right side.

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6As the technology coordinator, how do I retrieve the results of the survey for the staff and the students.
Technology Coordinators must contact their regional Educational Technology Support Center (ETSC) Director to be assigned the correct "permission" to view district reports.

Once you have that permission click on "Enter Self-Assessments" and then "Reports and Tools" to view the various reports.

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7Which administrators are "required" to complete this annual assessment?
This is in part a district decision as many districts are asking all administrators to complete it.   Therefore it would be required for all administrators.

But, the actual "requirement" for OSPI (U.S. Dept of Ed. data collection requirements) is for all certificated administrators in a school building with teachers/students.

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8I am a school nurse/counselor or classified staff. What section of the self-assessment would I test under?
There is definitely a PILOT self-assessment for you!    Access "Enter Self-Assessments" > "Technology Proficiency Self-Assessment" > "Classified/Non-Instructional Staff"

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9Have these surveys been tested for reliablity and validity?
The surveys were tested for reliablity and validity when they were established.   Teachers completed the survey, their classrooms were observed, and adminstrators interviewed to establish the baseline scores for each Tier.

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10I am at two schools, but the options only allow me to select one. Do I need to do something else for my other school?
You'll need to select your main/home school.   It would be best not take the assessment again for the other school as that would affect the overall district results.   Just let the other school know that you've taken it and that should cover it.

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11How often do I need to take the assessment?
The answer to this question is determined by schools/districts.   Usually it's once a year but sometimes a "start of school year - end of school year" approach is used by districts and/or projects.

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12I am an elementary art teacher, grades 1-5. Which assessment should I take?
We would recommend that you take the K-4 Technology Integration Self-Assessment.   That would at least cover most of your grade levels.  

For teachers who are "K-12" or similar just pick one (K-4 or 5-12) and take it.   It's up to you which you feel most comfortable.   Do NOT take both self-assessments as that would "double count" you.

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