The Texas Teacher STaR Chart has been developed around the four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020: 1. Teaching and Learning; 2. Educator Preparation and Development; 3. Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support; and 4. Infrastructure for Technology. The Texas Teacher STaR Chart is designed to help teachers, campuses, and districts determine their progress toward meeting the goals of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, as well as meeting the goals of their district.
The Texas Teacher STaR Chart can assist in the measurement of the impact of state and local efforts to improve student learning through the use of technology as specified in No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D. It also can identify needs for on-going professional development and raise awareness of research-based instructional goals.
Texas teachers should complete the survey online and use the profile annually to gauge their progress in integrating technology into teaching and learning. Campus and district summary data can be reported to school boards, community groups, and technology planning committees as it is aligned with state and local goals. Statewide summary data is reported to state and federal policymakers.
Texas StaR Chart website. Texas Education Agency. May 29 2007