The Texas School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart A tool for planning and self-assessment Aligned with the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 The two types: Texas Campus STaR Chart Texas Teacher STaR Chart
Purpose of the Texas STaR Chart Developed around the four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 to: Allow schools and districts to measure their progress towards federal and state requirements. Measure the impact of efforts to improve student learning through technology. Indentify areas for improvement to ensure the best possible teaching/learning process.
Four Key Areas: Classifications: Teaching and Learning Preparation and Development of Educators Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support Infrastructure for Technology Early Tech Developing Tech Advanced Tech Target Tech
Focus Areas Each of the four key areas has six focus areas. What are they?
Teaching and Learning Patterns of classroom use Frequency/Design of Instructional Setting using digital content Content area connections Technology Applications (TA) TEKS Implementation Student mastery of TA TEKS Online learning
Preparation and Development of Educators Content of professional development Models of professional development Capabilities of educators Access to professional development Levels of understanding and patterns of use Professional development for online learning
Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support Leadership and vision Planning Instructional Support Communication and Collaboration Budget Leadership and support for online learning
Infrastructure for Technology Students per computer Internet access connectivity/speed Other classroom technology Technical support LANs and WANs Distance learning capabilities
Fletcher Elementary’s Texas Campus STaR Chart Results2007 - 2010
Conclusions The Texas STaR Chart is an excellent tool for measuring our campus’ progress. The school has made significant progress over the years. Let us continue to strive for excellence! Lets work together to determine how we can achieve and maintain Target Tech in all areas in the years to come. For more information on the Texas STaR Chart visit the following site: http://starchart.esc12.net/
References Texas Education Agency. Texas STaR Chart. Retrieved from http://starchart.esc12.net/ Texas Education Agency. The Texas Campus STaR Chart. Retrieved from http://starchart.esc12.net/docs/TxCSC.pdf