An Overview of the Star Chart Program and Local Data Analysis Faith Family Academy of Oak Cliff Prepared by: Chris Neal
The Texas Teacher STaR Chart has been developed around the four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 :
Teaching and Learning
Educator Preparation and Development
Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
Infrastructure for Technology
The Texas Teacher STaR Chart is designed to help teachers, campuses, and districts determine their progress toward meeting the goals of the Long-Range Plan for Technology , as well as meeting the goals of their district.
The Texas Teacher STaR Chart can assist in the measurement of the impact of state and local efforts to improve student learning through the use of technology as specified in No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D. It also can identify needs for on-going professional development and raise awareness of research-based instructional goals.
NCLB – all students must be technology literate by the end of 8th grade
NCLB – all teachers must be technology literate
NCLB – technology must be fully integrated across all curriculum areas by Dec 31, 2005
Texas SBOE has mandated that all enrichment TEKS will be taught (K-8 Technology TEKS are enrichment TEKS)
Texas TEKS for secondary courses all have technology expectations
SBEC now requires technology competencies of all beginning teachers
Technology applications textbooks are available for adoption
Star Chart Quick Facts
Teacher and Campus Reports
Meets NCLB monitoring requirements
Consistent with National Technology Plan
Faith Family Academy Star Chart Data
Highest scoring area. Appears ingratiated in stagnation. Notes no discernable positive trends even amongst stagnation. 2009-10: Advanced 2008-09: Advanced 2007-08: Advanced 2009-10: 16 2008-09: 19 2007-08: 17 : Infrastructure for Technology Marginal trend upward at a steady pace. Last year reported indicates possible expedition of trend. 2009-10: Advanced 2008-09: Developing 2007-08: Developing 2009-10: 17 2008-09: 14 2007-08: 13 Leadership, Administration, & Instructional Support Stagnant with a slight uptick last year reported. 2009-10: Developing 2008-09: Developing 2007-08: Developing 2009-10: 14 2008-09: 11 2007-08: 13 Educator Preparation & Development Marginal trend towards target. Exploration of 2008-09 needed. 2009-10: Advanced 2008-09: Developing 2007-08: Developing 2009-10: 16 2008-09: 10 2007-08: 13 Teaching & Learning Trends Key Area STaR Classifications Key Area Totals Summary Area
The Texas Teacher STaR Chart May Be Used to:
Assist teachers in determining professional development needs based on a current educational technology profile.
Provide data that feeds into the Texas Campus STaR Chart so that more accurate school information is gained and documented.
Determine funding priorities based on teacher and classroom needs.
Provide data that can support the need for grants or other resources.
Help conceptualize the campus or district vision of technology.
Assist campuses in documenting the use of No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D formula, and discretionary funds.
Resources Texas Star Chart Texas Education Agency Department of Education No Child Left Behind Texas Computer Education Administration