How Do We
Star Chart- What’s
It All About?
The Star Chart was
developed around four
key areas of the
Texas Long Range Plan
Teaching and Learning
School Technology and Readiness Chart.
Aligned with long range plan for
An online resource tool for self-
assessment of technology efforts in
districts and campuses.
Designed to help teachers, campuses and
districts meet the goals of the Texas Long
A Requirement of NCLB
Texas Long Range Plan Key Ideas
Educator Preparation &
Development : IncludeTechnology
training in professional
development & provide on-going
Provide Online training 24/7
Budget needs to be in place to
support /provide soild infrastructure
Defining Need For Change: Need to
extend learning beyond the
The Texas Long
Range Plan is a
Long Range plan
for schools to
for the future.
EarlyTech - No campus technology plan. Beginning Stage. 10 or
more students per computer
DevelopingTech-Technology is used regulary. 5-9 students per
AdvancedTech- Web based learning available. All rooms are on
LAN/WAN. 4 or less students per computer.
TargetTech- On demand access for every student. Direct
connectivity in every classroom
Lyles has steadily improved in all areas of the STaR Chart each
year. We are well on our way to reachingTarget Status.
TheTeaching/Learning category area is the only area that has
had the slowest growth. One way to try and increase that
growth are as follows:
Incorporate projects to generate student presentations
Use online book resources as follow-up lessons
Take advantage of Plato and Study Island resources to aid
with tutorials and individual student progress.
Campuses and districts can use the results to help identify
current technology status and plan for future goals.
The Texas Campus STaR Chart helps schools identify educational technology
Needs when applying for grants
Education administrators can use the data to determine where to allocate funds
Measure the progress of student/teacher integration of technology
The overall goal of the Texas Long Range Plan &
STaR Chart is to prepare the 21st Century Students
for the future.