Why do we use the STaR Chart? 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.
Helps Teachers Answer Questions Such As… What is my current educational technology profile in the areas of Teaching and Learning and Educator Preparation and Development? What is my knowledge of online learning, technology resources, instructional support, and planning on my campus? In what areas can I improve my level of technology integration to ensure the best possible teaching and learning for my students? What are the technology standards required of all beginning teachers and recommended for all current Texas teachers?
Additional Information Texas teachers must complete the survey online annually to gauge their progress in integrating technology into teaching and learning. Campus and district summary data can be reported to school boards, community groups, and technology planning committees as it is aligned with state and local goals. Statewide summary data is reported to state and federal policymakers.
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 Texas TEKS for secondary courses all have technology expectations
SBEC now requires technology competencies of all beginning teachers
You Too! All certified classroom teachers and librarians are required to complete the Teacher STaR Chart. The district can determine the deadline for teacher star chart submission based on the district intended needs.