ERIC Number: ED456808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Texas STaR Chart: A Tool for Planning and Assessing School Technology and Readiness Aligned with the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology. Educational Technology Advisory Committee.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Educational Technology Div.
This document presents the Texas STaR (School Technology and Readiness) Chart, designed to help school districts determine their progress toward meeting the goals of the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology. The chart provides indicators for four levels of progress (i.e., early, developing, advanced, or target technology) in the following focus areas: (1) teaching and learning, including the impact of technology on teacher role and collaborative learning, patterns of teacher use, frequency/design of instructional setting using digital content, curriculum areas, technology applications TEKS assessment, and patterns of student use; (2) educator preparation and development, including content of training, capabilities of educators, leadership and capabilities of administrators, models of professional development, levels of understanding and patterns of use, and technology budget allocated in technology professional development; (3) administration and support services, including vision and planning, technical support, instructional and administrative staffing, budget, and funding; and (4) infrastructure for technology, including students per computer, Internet access connectivity/speed, distance learning, local/wide area networks, and other technologies. The document also includes uses for the STaR Chart, instructions for developing a STaR profile, a glossary, educator certification and professional development standards, a list of related World Wide Web sites, information on the Educational Technology Advisory Committee, and a STaR Chart summary. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, School Districts, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education, Technological Advancement, Technology Planning
For full text: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/etac/txstar/2001STaR.p df.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Educational Technology Div.
Identifiers - Location: Texas