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  • 1. Understanding the Texas STaR Chart
  • 2. AGENDA
    Introduction to the STaR Chart
    Furr High School Findings 2006-2008
    Uses of the Chart
    Suggestions for Furr High School
    Conclusion
    Reference
  • 3. 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. 4 STaR Chart Summary Areas
    Teaching & Learning
    Educator Preparation & Development
    Leadership, Administration, & Instructional Support
    Infrastructure for Technology
  • 5. Furr High School Findings 2006-2008
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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