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STAR-W: Students Using Technology To Achieve Reading – Writing

spacer   The intent for the Students Using Technology To Achieve Reading – Writing (STAR-W) grant program is to increase student achievement in language arts literacy in grades three through five by providing teachers with ongoing and sustained professional development and in-class support directly related to integrating technology into the classroom and instruction.

This Students Using Technology To Achieve Reading – Writing (STAR-W) grant program supports the federal government’s Enhancing Education Through Technology (E2T2) initiative of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and its five key components, listed below.  NCLB challenges each school district with the task of ensuring success for every child, especially in the areas of language arts literacy and mathematics.  The five key components are as follows: 

  1. Improve student academic achievement;

  2. Increase access by all district personnel to technology particularly in high-need districts;

  3. Integrate technology effectively into curriculum and instruction;

  4. Enhance ongoing professional development;

  5. Support the rigorous evaluation of programs.


Year 1 Abstract
(2003-2004)