Texas STaR Chart

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Texas STaR Chart

  1. 1. Warren Brooks 11/27/2009 Texas STaR Chart The state of technology in our schools
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is STaR? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does it come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important to us? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we do next? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Texas STaR Chart? <ul><li>T exas </li></ul><ul><li>S chool </li></ul><ul><li>T echnology </li></ul><ul><li>a nd </li></ul><ul><li>R eadiness </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background for the STaR Chart <ul><li>The Texas Teacher STaR Chart was developed based on the four components of the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology : </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology </li></ul>
  5. 5. Purpose for STaR Chart data <ul><li>Designed to help determine progress in meeting the goals of the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology (LRPT) </li></ul><ul><li>Measure impact of state and local efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Identify needs for Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Survey by all teachers in the district </li></ul>
  6. 6. Four Categories for Classification <ul><li>Early Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Target Tech </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why is the STaR Chart important for Centennial High School, Frisco ISD?
  8. 8. Centennial information <ul><li>Profile of Centennial’s status toward reaching the LRPT goals </li></ul><ul><li>No Child Left Behind compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Required for technology grant applications </li></ul><ul><li>Access to annual reports: http://starchart2.esc12.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Centennial High School has been classified as Advanced Tech or Target Tech (with one exception) for the last three reporting periods. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Centennial High School progress Improvement in each component of LRPT
  10. 10. Relative standing of each component of LRPT
  11. 11. Now What? <ul><li>Centennial High School has shown continuous growth in technology development and implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Even with relatively high rankings, there is room for growth in each category </li></ul><ul><li>Particular attention should be placed on improving Educator Preparation and Development </li></ul>
  12. 12. Our Ultimate Goal <ul><li>Provide leadership, infrastructure, support, and staff development to empower students, educators, and the community to utilize current and emerging technologies as tools for life-long learning. </li></ul>

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