Data collected by ATRL suggest a slightly inverse relationship between technology proficiency and learner-centered approaches.
Two percent of students produce media, Web, or presentation products on a weekly basis.
Texas reported that 29 percent of their districts met state definitions of “fully integrating technology” in school year 2005–06.
In 2008, when last reported, .9 percent of schools met target in Teaching in Learning, .6 percent in Educator Preparation, 3.6 percent in Administration & Support and 6.7 percent in Infrastructure.
New Braunfels High School has stayed in the same range in the "Teaching & Learning" area of the Texas Campus STaR Chart since 2006-2007. We scored 13, 15 and 14 points in the last three years.
Even though we only scored one point fewer in the latest report, it was enough to reduce our rating from Advanced to Developing. This rating is consistent with most of the rest of the state.
New Braunfels High School should offer more professional development focusing on technology integration. The entire nation is lacking in this area, and it can't improve until education leaders make it a known, funded priority by offering a variety of learner-centered professional development.
Based on data primarily from the Texas Campus STaR Chart and research conducted by ATRL and presented by Mary Burns.