New Mexico Education:Our Children's Future
Agenda State of the State of NM- A need for Change Goals for New Mexico Schools Recommendation Introduction to Texas STaR chart Campus chart Teacher Chart Purpose for STaR chart Sample blank STaR chart STaR chart from Texas School Conclusion
New Mexico is ranked 46th in the nation in category of K-12 achievement New Mexico is ranked 51st in the in the category of “Chance for Success” Source: Secretary of Educations 2009 Overview of Education in New Mexico
New Mexico Public Education Department The Mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance and quality assurance to improve student performance and close the achievement gap The Vision is to develop a world-class educational system in which all New Mexico students are prepared to succeed in a diverse and increasingly complex world
In order to achieve these goals something has to change. We owe it to our children.
Recommendation Adopt and Adapt the Texas STaR chart School Texas Star Chart Technology and Readiness A Teacher Tool for Planning and Self-Assessing aligned with the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology
Texas STaR Charts Campus STaR Chart: A Tool designed for planning, Budgeting for resources, Evaluating progress of local technology projects Teacher STaR chart Determines progress being made towards achieving Texas Long-Range Plans Gauges teachers progress in technology integration
Using the STaR chart The STaR chart organizes data from schools by category to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a school site. Subcategories are divided into four key areas Teaching and Learning Educator Preparedness Administration and Support Infrastructure
Introduction of STaR Chart standards The STaR chart standards focus on four specific areas of concern: Teaching and Learning Educator Preparation and Development Leadership Administration and Instructional Support Infrastructure for Technology
Sample STaR chart Key area I: Teaching and learning Key area II: Educator Preparedness and Development Key area III: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support Key area IV: Infrastructure for Technology
Example of STaR chart: Samuel W. Houston Elementary School This K-4school site scored ADVANCED TECH in three out of four categories. This school is held accountable and therefore these students have a high “Chance for Success” Huntsville, Tx Star Chart
In Conclusion Changes need to be made to NM School system The STaR chart in combination with the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology has been proven effective. We owe it to the children of New Mexico, to make the change.
Sources Huntsville ISD Star Chart New Mexico Public Education Department Samuel W. Houston Elementary School Star Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology