Texas STaR Chart Training & Review Alanna Riley Cornes
Welcome to STaR Chart Training! Because KCISD and KHS care about their students, and because we are required as educators to use best practices in the classroom, I would like to welcome you to STaR Chart training. It is my hope that you will take important information back to your classrooms after today’s training, and that you will use the information that you learn today to positively affect student learning.
Welcome to STaR Chart Training! Before we begin, let’s think about our district’s mission statement:
Kirbyville CISD All the Kids, All the Curriculum, All the Time!
Power Pause In order to be powerful educators, we must reflect on our practices in the classroom. How are we meeting our district’s goal of “All the Kids, All the Curriculum, All the Time”? How can we use everything at our disposal to meet this goal? One way we can insure that we are meeting this goal is through the effective use of technology in our classrooms.
Introduction: Agenda Technology in Schools Technology & School Mission Texas STaR Chart Components for Teachers & Campuses Kirbyville High School STaR chart data Recommendations Conclusion and Evaluation
Introduction: Technology in Texas Schools Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives. Education is no exception. There are technology requirements that teachers in Texas must fulfill. These are expressed through the TEKS, the Texas Long-Range Technology Plan, district goals, and NCLB requirements.
Kirbyville High School Technology is vital to the successful achievement of our school’s mission. http://www.tasb.org/policy/pol/private/121905/pol.cfm?DisplayPage=AE(XHIBIT).pdf
Texas STaRCharts: Measuring Technology in Texas Schools School Technology and Readiness Charts Developed by Region 12 ESC The Texas STaR Chart is an assessment tool created to analyze the four domains of the Texas Long-Range Technology Plan.
Why Do We Have STaR Charts? STaR Charts help districts in several ways: Determine NCLB Title II, Part D compliance Determine Long-Range Technology Plan compliance Determine if district goals are being met Determine if districts are meeting SBEC and SBOE technology requirements.
Texas STaR Charts All Texas teachers must complete STaR charts annually. Campus and state data is available online for review by staff, community members, and other stakeholders. This data can be used to determine levels of student success. http://starchart.esc12.net/statistics.html
STaR Chart Components for Teachers: Domain One—Teaching & Learning
STaR Chart Components for Teachers: Domain Two--Educator Prep & Development
STaR Chart Components for Teachers: Domain Three--Administration & Support
Star Chart Components for Teachers: Domain Four--Infrastructure
STaR Chart Components for Campuses: Domain One—Teaching & Learning
STaR Chart Components for Campuses: Domain Two--Educator Prep & Development
STaR Chart Components for Campuses: Domain Three—Administration & Support
STaR Chart Components for Campuses: Domain Four--Infrastructure
STaR Chart Resources Additional STaR chart resources are available at the website linked below: http://starchart.esc12.net/resources.html
Campus Statewide Summary by Key Area, 2007-08 The majority of schools in Texas were at the developing tech level in most domains. 69.7% in teaching & learning 74.2 % in educator preparation 49% in administration & support Infrastructure was at the advanced tech level, with 57.2% of schools meeting advanced criteria.
Kirbyville High School STaR Chart Data, 2005-09
Recommendations KHS needs to increase its distance learning capabilities and other classroom technology resources in order to increase its infrastructure capabilities and return them to the advanced level. Most schools in Texas are already at the advanced level in infrastructure. This puts our students at a disadvantage.
Recommendations Departmental planning should include time for integrating technology in the curriculum in an effort to raise the teaching & learning domain to advanced. More professional development opportunities should be offered in order to increase domain two to advanced. Administration should plan and budget creatively to increase domain three through staffing and purchasing, while the tech department should increase tech support, and make campus technology more user-friendly.
Recommendations & Evaluation Please check your campus email for a workshop evaluation sheet. There is a space on your evaluation sheet for your own recommendations to improve our school’s use of technology. Those who return their completed evaluations, including recommendations via email by the end of the day will be eligible to win a duty-free week in a drawing that will be held on Friday.
References Texas Education Agency. (2006). Star chart: school technology and readiness. Retrieved from http://starchart. esc12.net/default.html Images & audio from ww.kirbyvillecisd.org