With schools having resumed in-person learning for some time now following the pandemic, the focus has very much honed in on the learning experience of students and the importance of ensuring students achieve as positive a learning outcome as possible. In order to achieve this, furnishing teachers and admin staff with the most effective tools possible to be able to track not only student, but also teacher performance, has become absolutely key. This, tied in with the goal of saving teachers time on admin tasks, has made the selection of effective administrative tools even more vital.
Understanding the current adoption levels of administration tools within education, along with planned investment, is often challenging. This is due to the large number of vendors and the different solutions offered to schools. In addition, the decision-makers and influencers often operate at district level, so CTOs and CIOs do not have the same level of influence typical of other industries.
The pandemic highlighted not just the need for technology for students and teachers to interact, but the role EdTech can play in collaborative learning and connectivity. Even with the pandemic behind us, those changes still remain.
This report explores the position of education administration tools within the K-12 universe, and is based on interviews with school IT decision makers in the USA. Respondents represent all 50 states, grouped by East Coast, West Coast and Central states.
This report focuses on the current and projected ownership of administration tools, including school information systems (SIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and communication tools, as well as the key priorities and obstacles faced.
This education technology report is one in a series of four from Futuresource, with the other three covering:
| Client Device Computing
| Classroom Tools
| AV Devices
| Comprehensive PDF report
| Student information systems software
| Enterprise resource planning
| Analytic software
| Budget allocation
| Administration software – future purchases
| Administration software – procurement
| Administration software – hosting
| Feedback on the current usage of EdTech in schools and planned investment in administration tools
| Insights into which factors are most important to schools when investing in administration tools and their planned future purchases
| Barriers to investment are also explored, as well as key methods of procurement
| EdTech market analysis
| EdTech market size
Futuresource has been tracking, researching and consulting on the global education technology market for more than 20 years. However, since 2020, the pandemic has placed a spotlight on EdTech and the role it has played in keeping children educated, and Futuresource’s reporting has been ramped up accordingly. This publication is one in a series of highly granular research reports, produced to provide businesses with an holistic view of the market.
Any enterprise operating within the EdTech sector will benefit from this report, particularly:
| Manufacturers and their suppliers
| Resellers and VARs
| Intermediaries and supply chain
| EdTech market strategists, marketing and sales professionals