TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
Subject: Texas Campus and Teacher School
Technology and Readiness (STaR) Charts
Each year, Texas public teachers and
librarians complete STaR charts in order to measure individual- and
campus-level progress in meeting the recommendations listed in the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.
For many years, the information gathered through the Campus and Teacher STaR
Charts was used to report progress on meeting the recommendations of the
long-range plan, to meet technology literacy and integration requirements in No
Child Left Behind (NCLB), Title II, Part D, and to meet documentation
requirements for E-Rate telecommunication services.
With federal technology funding no
longer available through NCLB, Title II, Part D, and with technology planning
no longer a requirement in order to receive E-Rate discounts, the Texas
Education Agency (TEA) will no longer require completion of Texas Campus and
Teacher STaR charts.
Planning for and measuring progress in
providing digital learning environments for students and teachers is an
important component for all school districts and open-enrollment charter
schools. For districts and open-enrollment charters that wish to continue to
use the STaR Chart
system, the system remains open, and TEA staff are available to assist.
Districts and open-enrollment charters may also explore other options for
measuring progress at the local level.
TEA remains responsible for providing a
biennial progress report to the legislature on how Texas campuses and teachers
are meeting the recommendations of the long-range plan. In the coming months,
TEA will invite district representatives to participate in conversations
regarding how to best measure and report on the use of technology as it relates
to the following key areas:
Preparation and Development
Administration, and Instructional Support
have any questions regarding the STaR Chart system or need assistance, please
feel free to contact email@example.com. If you have questions regarding this
correspondence or would like to participate in future conversations regarding
technology planning and reporting, please contact Kerry Ballast at firstname.lastname@example.org