School Technology and Readiness Chart

The Texas School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart gauges progress in meeting the recommendations in the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.  The STaR Chart was developed around the following four key areas of the Long-Range Plan:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Educator Preparation and Development
  • Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support
  • Infrastructure for Technology

The four key areas are explained in more detail below.

Texas STaR Chart Data 

Schools may use data collected through the Texas STaR Charts to plan for and document progress in providing digital learning environments for students and educators. The data gained from the STaR Charts helps schools identify educational technology trends and determine future directions for technology use in schools.

Schools may use the Texas Teacher STaR Chart data to accomplish the following:

  • Identify areas to improve the use of technology
  • Help teachers and librarians determine ongoing professional development needs
  • Document progress in meeting the goals of the Long-Range Plan
  • Share knowledge of online learning, technology resources, instructional support, and planning at the campus

Schools and districts may use the Texas Campus STaR Chart data to accomplish the following:

  • Report technology data to school boards, community groups, and technology planning committees
  • Determine professional development needs
  • Determine technology planning and funding priorities
  • Provide data that supports the need for grant funding
  • Conceptualize the campus or district vision of technology
  • Document the use of state and federal resources and funding for technology

Texas STaR Chart Key Areas

The Texas Teacher and Campus STaR Charts align with the four key areas of the Long-Range Plan. Explanations of the four key areas of the Teacher STaR Chart are provided in the documents below:

Explanations of the four key areas of the Campus STaR Chart are provided in the documents below:

The following STaR Chart link and resources may be helpful: