NCLB Title II, Part D Technology Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
My understanding of the new reporting requirement is that teachers complete
the Teacher STaR Chart, principals complete the Campus STaR Chart based
upon teacher STaR Chart responses and principals have to complete their own
STaR Chart. Is this correct?
Teachers and librarians should have already completed the Teacher STaR
Chart for the current school year. We will aggregate that data from the
STaR Chart system. The administrators will need to log on to the STaR Chart
system and select 'NCLB' to access the administrator assessment instrument.
Upon completion, the administrator will submit through the electronic
Additional information can be located at: http://starchart.epsilen.com/nclb/default.html
The report wants us to give the total number of computers; however, I need
to know does this include teacher computers?
computers available for student use should be included in the count.
Computers may be located in classrooms, labs, and/or other locations.
Teacher computers can be counted if they provide students with access.
How and what will be reported at the district level for Section 2?
A. Section 2 will be broken into Section 2a and Section 2b and will be completed by the district contact identified as the district's Texas STaR Chart lead person. Section 2a will gather student proficiencies. Section 2b will determine if the district has effectively and fully integrated technology as defined by the state and be answered with a 'Yes' or 'No'. Texas defines
effectively and fully integrated as: Teachers and students have regular access to digital resources and technology tools that are integrated into the curriculum through various instructional settings.
Technology Reporting System is used to collect the data for the new
reporting requirements. This district level component of the STaR Chart
system will open on April 13, of the school year, and close on June 30. All
NCLB data must be entered by the time the system closes on June 30th so
that data can be aggregated and forwarded to the United States Department
I am the lead person to complete the NCLB reporting requirements. Is there
a listserv that sends out correspondence about NCLB technology reporting
A. We do
not have a listserv for NCLB technology reporting requirements. Our website
will have instructions to complete the report but if you have specific
questions, send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the Administrator self assessment be in the same format as the Teacher
STaR Chart survey format?
administrator assessment instrument will be in a similar format as the
Teacher and Campus STaR Chart. For example:
shared vision for comprehensive integration of technology and foster an
environment and culture conductive to the realization of that vision.
___Early Tech (I practice this at a minimal level)
___Developing Tech (I practice at some level)
___Advanced Tech (I practice this most of the time)
___Target Tech (I practice this all of the time)
Will teacher proficiency be reported from the Teacher STaR Charts?
Teacher and librarian/media specialist proficiencies will be obtained from
the Teacher STaR Charts. They will not have additional reporting through
the NCLB reporting site.
Can the 8th grade literacy proficiency be a survey?
the student proficiency can be a survey.
They will not have additional reporting through the NCLB reporting site.
What type of documentation should be kept on all of the student and
personnel proficiency assessments?
is a local accountability decision. Your district may already have policy
guidelines in place for school documentation.
Will these new reporting requirements become an annual requirement?
this will be an annual requirement.
Is there any information available concerning Section 3 for determining
technology user skills? Is there a form that we will use for each teacher?
teacher and librarian/library media specialist data will be aggregated from
the Teaching & Learning and Educator Preparation & Development
sections of the Teacher STaR Chart. They will not be required to submit
campus administrator data will be collected through the NCLB Technology
Reporting System and will be based upon the overarching standards from the
ISTE Technology Standards for School Administrators. Only campus principals are required to complete section 3.
overarching standards include:
Leadership: Educational Administrators
inspire and lead development and implementation of a shared vision for
comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support
transformation throughout the organization.
Age Learning Culture:
Educational Administrators create, promote, and sustain dynamic,
digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and
engaging education for all students.
in Professional Practice:
Educational Administrators promote an environment of professional learning
and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through
the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources.
Improvement: Educational Administrators
provide digital-age leadership and management to continuously improve the
organization through the effective use of information and technology
Citizenship: Educational Administrators
model and facilitate understanding of social, ethical and legal issues and
responsibilities related to an evolving digital culture.
Are library browsers to be counted as unduplicated student use computers?
I also assume that
computers that are used for intervention programs, RTI, are also counted as
unduplicated student use even though they are used for specific student
populations. Is this correct?
can be counted if they are used for student instructional purposes.
Can we use the Teacher STaR Chart to meet the NCLB teacher technology
Districts do not need to report teachers or school library/media
specialists. TEA will acquire that data from the current school year
teacher STaR Chart data.
What is the completion date for current year 8th graders?
completion date for the current 8th graders is June 30.
Where can I find information about the methodology as defined by the state
at the end of the 8th grade? What are we to use to evaluate them or do we
develop our own tool?
Districts will need to determine how they assess their 8th graders. They
can use a commercial assessment instrument, locally developed instrument,
or a portfolio assessment that is aligned with Technology Application TEKS.
You can measure proficiency in a variety of ways (an exam, grade from a
Technology Applications course or courses, grades from multiple courses
when integrated into the foundation areas, portfolio assessment, teacher
checklist, successful completion of the Technology Applications instructional
materials’ activities, etc.). Students included in this report are those
who were 8th graders in the current school year.
I read that the campus administrator data will be collected through the
NCLB Technology Reporting System and will be based upon the overarching
standards from the ISTE Technology Standards for School Administrators.
What is the NCLB Technology Reporting System?
NCLB reporting system is a reporting system within the STaR Chart System.
Once you log into the system with your STaR Chart login, there will be an
‘NCLB’ selection option that will guide you to the assessment instrument.
the NCLB Technology Mailbox with any questions you may have.