April 14, 2009
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
SUBJECT: Technology Reporting Requirements for No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D
Additional No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Title II, Part D technology reporting requirements will be required to report for the 2008-2009 school year if your district is receiving Title II, Part D funds (formula and/or competitive). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has been required to report on the progress of districts receiving these funds since January 2002. Title II, Part D reporting requirements for NCLB have been documented as a part of the Texas Campus STaR Chart. The reporting requirements have been an essential part of the process for documenting progress to support continued technology funding.
The NCLB reporting system is incorporated into the STaR Chart system. The district level component of the system will open again on April 13, 2009 and close on June 30, 2009 for the 2008-2009 school year reporting. All NCLB data must be entered by the time the system closes on June 30th so that the data can be aggregated and forwarded to the United States Department of Education. The Texas Campus and Teacher STaR Chart components are separate from this new district level report.
The additional reporting requirements consist of three sections and are outlined below. The first two sections will be completed by the district contact identified as the district’s Texas STaR Chart lead person and the third section will be completed by the campus administrators. The district contact will need to review the requirements below and collect the data before entering and then submitting sections 1 and 2. Administrators will be responsible for filling out and submitting section 3 of the requirements.
New Reporting Requirements:
Section 1 - Unduplicated number of computers available to students for instruction by Internet access type:
- No Connectivity
- Dial Up
- High Speed (wireless or wired)
Section 2 - Unduplicated number of 8th graders evaluated for technology literacy under the district’s methodology as defined by the state at the end of the 8th grade for the 2008-2009 school year.
The Texas Education Agency does not have the statutory authority to develop or administer a state-wide assessment test. Districts will need to assess their 8th grade students using a local level assessment test.
Section 3 - Unduplicated number of school personnel achieving acceptable performance on standards-based performance profiles of technology user skills as defined by the state (Title II, Part D of ESEA as required by the Results Act) by staff categories, including teachers, librarians/library media specialists and campus administrators. The teacher and librarian/library media specialist data will be aggregated from the Teaching & Learning and Educator Preparation & Development sections of the Teacher STaR Chart. The campus administrator data will be collected through the NCLB reporting system and will be based upon the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Technology Standards for School Administrators. Campus administrators may be defined as campus principals, assistant principals, and/or other campus leaders.
This letter is to provide information about these new reporting requirements. Additional information, instructions, and contact information are provided on the STaR Chart website at www.tea.state.tx.us/starchart. Any questions about the NCLB reporting can be forwarded via email to the NCLB technology mailbox at email@example.com.
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