Application Of STaR Chart On NM Schools


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  • Objective:Introduction to Texas STaR chart. Define STaR acronym. Links to Long Range Plan and STaR chart.
  • Application Of STaR Chart On NM Schools

    1. 1. New Mexico Education:Our Children&apos;s Future<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />State of the State of NM- A need for Change<br />Goals for New Mexico Schools<br />Recommendation <br />Introduction to Texas STaR chart<br /> Campus chart<br /> Teacher Chart<br /> Purpose for STaR chart<br />Sample blank STaR chart<br />STaR chart from Texas School<br />Conclusion<br />
    3. 3. New Mexico is ranked 46th in the nation in category of K-12 achievement<br />New Mexico is ranked 51st in the in the category of <br />“Chance for Success”<br />Source:<br />Secretary of Educations 2009 Overview of Education in New Mexico<br />
    4. 4. New Mexico Public Education Department<br />The Mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance and quality assurance to improve student performance and close the achievement gap<br />The Vision is to develop a world-class educational system in which all New Mexico students are prepared to succeed in a diverse and increasingly complex world<br />
    5. 5. In order to achieve these goals<br />something<br />has to change.<br />We owe it to our children.<br />
    6. 6. Recommendation<br /> Adopt and Adapt the Texas STaR chart<br />School<br />Texas Star Chart<br />Technology<br />and<br />Readiness<br /> A Teacher Tool for Planning and Self-Assessing aligned with the  Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.<br />Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology<br />
    7. 7. Texas STaR Charts<br />Campus STaR Chart:<br />A Tool designed for planning, <br />Budgeting for resources,<br /> Evaluating progress of local technology projects<br />Teacher STaR chart<br />Determines progress being made towards achieving Texas Long-Range Plans<br />Gauges teachers progress in technology integration<br />
    8. 8. Using the STaR chart<br />The STaR chart organizes data from schools by category to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a school site.<br />Subcategories are divided into four key areas<br />Teaching and Learning<br />Educator Preparedness<br />Administration and Support<br />Infrastructure<br />
    9. 9. Introduction of STaR Chart standards<br />The STaR chart standards focus on four specific areas of concern:<br />Teaching and Learning<br />Educator Preparation and Development<br />Leadership Administration and Instructional Support<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br />
    10. 10. Sample STaR chart<br />Key area I: Teaching and learning<br />Key area II: Educator Preparedness and Development<br />Key area III: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support<br />Key area IV: Infrastructure for Technology<br />
    11. 11. Example of STaR chart:<br />Samuel W. Houston Elementary School<br />This K-4school site scored<br />ADVANCED TECH<br />in three out of four<br />categories.<br />This school is held accountable and therefore these students have a high<br />“Chance for Success”<br />Huntsville, Tx Star Chart <br />
    12. 12. In Conclusion<br />Changes need to be made to NM School system<br />The STaR chart in combination with the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology has been proven effective.<br />We owe it to the children of New Mexico, to make the change.<br />
    13. 13. Sources<br />Huntsville ISD Star Chart<br />New Mexico Public Education Department<br />Samuel W. Houston Elementary School<br />Star<br />Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology<br />