Colaboratory III [Virtual]:





"WHAT are action options which, if adopted and implemented, will overcome barriers and help us create a sustainable model of assistive technology to support students in accessing and progressing in the general education curriculum?"


Core team reviews meta-components of feedback thus far – what issues need to be overcome from a state project standpoint (constraint will inform delivery medium, etc.); Bring back to larger group (transfer agents or entire group) to review and provide input –would it achieve “the ought”?

Some of the statisitcs that emerged from this Action options CoLaboratory are presented below:


  • The Total Number of Action options generated (N) = 44
  • The Total Number of Action options receiving one or mote Votes (V) = 26
  • The Total Number of Distinct Connections in the Barriers Map (K) = 48
  • The Number of Action options in the Map (R) = 15
  • The Divergence from a Total Agreement (D) = 54%
  • The Situational Complexity Index (SCI) = 4.55.

The total number of preference votes cast were equal to 70 votes. The total number of votes received by the 15 Action options selected for Mapping is equal to 57 (81.4%). So most of the Actions options voted by the participants as being of higher relative importance were mapped in Figure 5.

The four most important Action options, namely # 9, 3, 15, and 16, received 21 out of 70 votes (30%). Only Action option #3 was voted as a driver in the Root Drivers Map.

The other two Action options identified as drivers in the Root Drivers Map are # 36, and 27, which received only 5 votes out of 70 votes (7%).

Finally, the production of the Root Drivers Map required the participants to answer 80 pairwise questions out of a total of 210 questions that they would have to answer if they did not use the CSII software. This means that they answered only 38.1% of questions, contributing to a saving of about 62% in terms of the time required to construct a Root Drivers Map. In other words, without the use of the CSII software they would have to spend 8 hours instead of 3 hours for the production of the Map.

The Root Drivers Map is a preliminary action plan for the attainment of the ideal state for AT, as displayed graphically in the Design and Development Frame that has been adopted for this program. This Action Map will be revisited in the context of the science of implementation by the leadership of MITS.