Educational Technology Planning

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Educational Technology Plan

The 2024-2029 Educational Technology Plan for Virginia has been reviewed by the State Board of Education and was accepted as part of their Comprehensive Plan.

The Code of Virginia requires the Board of Education to develop a plan, consistent with, or as a part of, its comprehensive plan, a detailed comprehensive, long-range plan to integrate educational technology into the Standards of Learning and the curricula of the public schools in Virginia, including career and technical education programs. There is also a National Educational Technology Plan

Previous Versions

For versions of the Educational Technology Plan for Virginia prior to 2003, send an email to


Local Technology Planning

VDOE provides assistance and resources to help schools divisions develop local plans that are consistent state plan per state law. Please see § 22.1-253.13:6. Standard 6. Planning and public involvement, section B., second paragraph for specific language. Since the division technology plan is considered part of the division comprehensive plan (whether it is written as a separate document or included within the comprehensive plan itself), it should be reviewed and revised, as needed, at the same time as the division comprehensive plan.

Divisions will report that their technology plans are consistent with the annual SOQ Compliance and Other Certifications Data Collection.


Technology Planning Resources

Standards of Quality

  • § 22.1-253.13:1. Standard 1. Instructional programs supporting the Standards of Learning and other educational objectives. (SOL include “proficiency in the use of computers and related technology”)
  • § 22.1-253.13:2. Standard 2. Instructional, administrative, and support personnel. (ITRT and Technical Support positions required)
  • § 22.1-253.13:3. Standard 3. Accreditation, other standards, assessments, and releases from state regulations. (SOA includes technology integration)
  • § 22.1-253.13:4. Standard 4. Student achievement and graduation requirements. (virtual course requirement for diploma)
  • § 22.1-253.13:5. Standard 5. Quality of classroom instruction and educational leadership. (all instructional personnel “proficient in the use of educational technology consistent with its comprehensive plan for educational technology”; professional development offered ”designed to facilitate integration of computer skills and related technology into the curricula” and “technology applications to implement the Standards of Learning”)
  • § 22.1-253.13:6. Standard 6. Planning and public involvement. (requirement for state technology plan and division technology plans aligned to state plan)

Acceptable Use Policies and Internet Safety

  • § 22.1-70.2. Acceptable Internet use policies for public and private schools. (requirement for acceptable use policies, filtering systems, and Internet safety programs)

Assistive Technology

  • § 22.1-217.02. Individualized education programs; children identified as deaf or hard-of-hearing. (assistive technology)

Educational Technology Foundations

  • § 22.1-212.2:2. Educational technology foundations and public school foundations. (authority and guidelines for divisions to establish educational technology foundations)

e-Textbooks and Other Electronic Media

  • § 22.1-238. Approval of textbooks. (definition of textbook includes electronic media)

Instructional Technology Resource Teachers (ITRTs)


Open Education Resources (OER)

Records Management

Special Education

Technology in Data & Testing


  • Textbook Procurement (from § 22.1-238: the term "textbook" means print or electronic media for student use that serves as the primary curriculum basis for a grade-level subject or course.

Virginia Teacher Computer Purchase Program

  • With the Virginia Teacher Computer Purchase Program (managed by VITA), teachers may purchase products, available from state contracts at state discounts from current suppliers who have agreed to participate in this program. The covered personal computers are all Intel/Microsoft Windows based products. Apple Macintosh products are not available under this program at this time.