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The Texas STaR Chart. What is it? What does it mean?

The Texas STaR Chart. What is it? What does it mean?

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  • 1. The Texas STaR Chart South Houston High School Faculty In-Service Presented by: Charlotte Spencer January 23, 2010 Next Slide C.Spencer EDLD 5306 SHHS
  • 2. Agenda
      • What is the STaR Chart?
      • How does the STaR Chart Work?
      • How is the STaR Chart scored?
    • South Houston High School’s STaR Chart Data
    • Summary of Findings
    • Questions
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  • 3. What is the STaR Chart?
    • Source of data collected from an on-line survey designed to help teachers, administrators, and districts:
      • Meet district technology goals
      • Evaluate district’s progress towards the Long-Range Plan for Technology
      • Measure all efforts designed to improve student learning through technology as specified by No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
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  • 4. How does the STaR Chart work?
    • Teachers complete an annual on-line survey that questions technology use in the classroom
    • Data is then used by campus and district personnel and state policy-makers for evaluation purposes
    • More information on the STaR Chart can be found at http://starchart.esc12. net/history.html
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  • 5. Four Areas of the Texas Long Range Plan C.Spencer EDLD 5306 Previous Slide Next Slide
  • 6. How is the STaR Chart scored?
    • Teachers evaluate areas of technology by assigning a score from the following:
      • 1 – Early Technology (6-8)
      • 2 – Developing Technology (9-14)
      • 3 – Advanced Technology (15-20)
      • 4 – Target Technology (21-34)
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  • 7. Campus Data Next Slide Previous Slide C.Spencer EDLD 5306
  • 8. Campus STaR Data Chart South Houston High School C.Spencer EDLD 5306 Four Areas of TLRP: 1- Teaching and Learning 2- Educator Preparation and Development 3- Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support 4-Infrastructure for Technology Key Area Totals: Early Tech – 6-8 Developing Tech 9-14 Advanced Tech 15-20 Target Tech 21-34 Previous Slide Next Slide Areas of TLRP Key Area Totals
  • 9. Summary of Data: 2006-2009
    • Strongest Area
      • Infrastructure for Technology
    • Why?
      • Teachers on our campus have utilized technology in the classroom in the past two years. Although, the internet connection and the lack of wireless capabilities are present, teachers are still using technology in their curriculum.
    • Although progress has slowed, slight increases are evident in the following areas:
      • Educator Preparation and Development
      • Teaching & Learning (There was a tremendous increase in the past year in this area due to the patterns of classroom use and technology Applications TEKS implementations).
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  • 10. Summary of Data: 2006-2009 (Continued)
    • Greatest Weakness
      • Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support
    • Why?
      • In the previous years Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support has been decreasing slow due to the lack of funding, proper planning and a conclusive vision of how technology should be implemented, collaborated and communicated on our campus.
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  • 11. Recommendations C.Spencer EDLD 5306 Previous Slide Next Slide
    • Integrate the Technology Applications TEKS within each curriculum on campus.
    • Use emerging technologies aligned with the state standards for developing greater levels of collaboration and communication.
    • Use of technology to promote student centered learning.
    • Implement innovative technology programs that promote parental involvement, increased communication with the community and access to educational resources online.
  • 12. Questions? Previous Slide For more information about the Texas STaR Chart and the Texas Long Range Plan click on the following links: http://starchart.esc12.net/ and http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/technology/lrpt/LRPTCompleteDec06.pdf C.Spencer EDLD 5306 Do you have any questions? The Floor is open for questions.