Major IT findings emerged from the survey and are outlined in the report:
1. Broadband and network capacity is the top priority for IT leaders.
2. Privacy and security of student data is an increasing concern for IT leaders.
3. Districts are turning to digital learning materials.
4. Ninety-nine percent expect to incorporate digital Open Educational Resources .
5. Nearly 80 percent of IT leaders use online productivity tools
6. District bans on student devices are shrinking.
7. The path to IT leadership differs for women and men.
8. Racial diversity in IT leadership is lacking.
9. IT leaders have advanced education.
10. Demographics are changing.
The article indicates that respondents major challenges include budget constraints and lack of resources; the existence of silos that hamper collaboration; and lack of vision and support from senior district leadership.