School Technology and Readiness Chart
A Tool for Planning and Self-Assessing aligned with the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020
A special online resource tool called the Texas Teacher STaR Chart has been used to assist all Texas teachers in self-assessing efforts to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum. The STaR chart is aligned with the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Its purpose is to assist in assessing needs and setting goals for the use of technology in the classroom to support student achievement.
This tool will be useful in fulfilling the requirements in No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D that all teachers should be technology literate and integrate technology into content areas across the curriculum. The legislation also requires that all students should be technology literate by the time they leave the eighth grade.
The chart focuses on the four areas of the new long range plan:
- Teaching and Learning;
- Educator Preparation and Development;
- Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support; and
- Infrastructure for Technology.
In each area, there are levels of progress ranging from Early Tech to Target Tech. The goal for all Texas teachers is to reach the Target Tech level of the STaR Chart.
Texas STaR Chart - Click here to complete the assessment and/or view resources.
2010-2014 McAllen ISD Teacher STar Chart Results
2013-2014 McAllen ISD Teacher STaR Chart Results