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June 1, 2002

NetDay Announces Results from Assessment Project

Irvine, CA -- NetDay released today the outcomes from an Assessment Initiative that sought data about, the organization's free resource guide that provides centralized access to thousands of education technology resources as well as free research services.

This assessment initiative, which included a web-based survey and a two-month case study in Rosedale, Mississippi, provides NetDay with specific data about site visitors, how data on is accessed and utilized and how the organization can improve the site to better serve customer needs.

"We plan to use this assessment data to improve," said Julie Evans, CEO of NetDay. "For example, in the web survey, most of our customers indicated they use our category structure to find information on the site. Now that we understand how people are finding information, we can work to make the depth of the information more evident on the home page. "

The Case Study in Rosedale, Mississippi yields encouraging insights into how classroom teachers view, access and utilize online content. "Virtually all of the 47 teachers participating in the case study demonstrated universal use of email and the Internet," says Evans, "And most indicated they use to access productivity tools for the classroom." Based on this recognition, the NetDay team in Mississippi is working with the NetDayCompass Research Team to develop benchmarks and practical integration lessons that will help educators reach the goal of true technology integration in the classroom curriculum.

NetDay will continue to seek user input on ways to improve in 2002, and thanks all survey participants for their time and thoughtful opinions on how to improve the site.

About is a comprehensive directory of education technology resources for K-12 education leaders. NetDay's research experts review and categorize thousands of the best education technology resources, and also offer free advice and guidance through the NetDayCompass Research Desk. has been featured in highly respected education publications, including Education Week, NEA Today, Multimedia Schools Journal, Converge Magazine, and Wired News, and has also been recognized as a "Hot Site of the Week" by Pacific Bell's Blue Web'N, a "Featured Site" in Kathy chrock's Guide for Educators and a "Top Eight Web Site" by has been selected as the directory of choice by over 150 education-related web sites (includes K-12, university, government organizations, national educational associations, and nonprofit organizations)

About NetDay
NetDay (, an education technology nonprofit headquartered in Irvine, CA, is connecting every child to a brighter future by helping educators meet educational goals through the effective use of technology. Founded six years ago, NetDay connects people by creating environments where the magic of learning for all participants - students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members - is enhanced with appropriate technology resources.