AGENDA Introduction to the STaR Chart Furr High School Findings 2006-2008 Uses of the Chart Suggestions for Furr High School Conclusion Reference
Introduction What is the Texas STaRChart? Texas School Technology and Readinessor STaR Created by the Texas Education Agency Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC) Helps schools and districts evaluate their progress as part of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 Survey is done annually
4 STaR Chart Summary Areas Teaching & Learning Educator Preparation & Development Leadership, Administration, & Instructional Support Infrastructure for Technology
Teaching & Learning This area has seen improvement since 2005 Increased the use of technology in the classroom and content area connection Remain low on online learning Need to create a plan and implement it for online learning and offer professional development.
Educator Preparation & Development Furr has not made significant improvement in this category from 2005 -2008. They need to offer and encourage technology professional development among their teachers.
Leadership, Administration, & Instructional Support In this category, Furrimproved from 2005 to 2006, but by 2008 had slipped back to developing. Main areas for concern were planning, budgeting, and leadership and support for online training Focus on planning and budgeting as the backbone to the success of implementing the technology.
Infrastructure for Technology During the 2005 - 2007, they were able to reduce the amount of amount of students per computer Did not reduce the number during 2007-2008. Students per computer, technical support, and distance learning tend to be their lower ratings Overall, this category has been advanced from 2005-2008 and has been one of their stronger categories.
In Conclusion Texas School Technology and Readiness Helps schools and districts evaluate their progress as part of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 Survey is done annually
Reference View annual STaR charts http://starchart.esc12.net/training.html Campus Statewide Learn more about the STaR Chart http://starchart.esc12.net/docs/TxTSC.pdf Other Useful Links http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml