Thanks to a Target Tech in Texas Grant (T3 Grant), Pasadena ISD educators have new state-of-the-art resources to help improve student academic achievement through technology literacy while increasing the capacity of teachers to utilize technology as a powerful teaching and learning tool. The funds from the grant impact 7,700 seventh and eighth grade students. The intent of the grant is to provide a 21st century classroom environment that will increase academic achievement through raising technology skills. The ultimate goal of the grant is for students to develop higher order thinking tools for college/career readiness upon graduation. As a result of the T3 Grant, the district expects that teacher and student use of technology for teaching and learning will increase and student academic performance in science and technology literacy will improve.
One way to evaluate the success of a program is by way of surveys and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has developed an online survey that will be given two times during the T3 Grant cycle to students, parents, teachers and administrators of the ten intermediate schools awarded the T3 grant. The first survey will be administered this May of 2010 and the second being administered May of 2011, where TEA will be looking for "growth" between the two questionnaires.
The expectation of Pasadena ISD and TEA is for the parents to take T3 Grant Questionnaire so all stakeholders of the grant can be accounted for. Links to the student and parent surveys are below. The last day to take the questionnaire is May 31, 2010.