OVERVIEW OF DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY INFUSION GOALS:
1. To meet the challenge of preparing all students in Arp Independent School District
(ISD) for a technologically challenging future by complying with Texas Essential Knowledge
and Skills guidelines as set forth by the Texas Legislature.
2. To better inform and utilize parents, community, and business leaders in the area of
technology implementation. This goal includes a biannual school board presentation on
Strategic Technology Planning.
3. Allow technology to be implemented K-12 in a sequentially valid plan that apportions
equipment from simple to complex through the grade levels (i.e. Kindergarten should not
utilize equipment more advanced than the high school campus.) This policy will require
reapportionment and/or migration of equipment at reasonable and predictable intervals.
4. To allow students K-12 to become more and more responsible for the use, care, and
maintenance of equipment as they mature through the grades. Elementary students will be
taught basic care of input and output devices. Junior high students will learn the
computer system components and proper care of each. High school students will be taught to
manage, maintain, and upgrade software and hardware.
5. To more profusely Integrate technology tools in the curriculum as students move through
the grade levels. New technologies, new techniques, and new skills will accompany each
grade level in a logical, sequential, technology-infused curriculum, beginning in
Kindergarten with keyboarding skills.
6. To commit Arp ISD in providing all students with the most effective, current and
real-world technologies so that all students may gain valuable, relevant, and marketable
7. To utilize technology in the district to meet student instructional needs and District
administrative goals. Planning for technology will be driven by instructional objectives,
student needs in achievement, curricular and instructional strategies, and administrative
assessments for effectiveness. Hardware will never drive the Technology Plan.
8. Inter connectivity will be the priority of the Technology Plan. The ability
to share resources, information, and ideas is one of the most important assets a
school district can offer, second only to character development through a
nurturing and caring spirit.
Student & Teacher
PROMOTE SUCCESSFUL GROWTH
The following 5 Foundations have been found to improve teacher
and student performance in the classroom.
2. Teachers involving
students in productive learning and assessment using the SCANS
basic skills and competencies.
4. Utilization of Authentic Assessment
through Objective-based Criteria.
5. Knowing what is Expected by Identifying
the appropriate Level of Mastery to be
Students at Arp ISD will follow all AUP policies and
procedures while seeking to improve on all SCANS skills and competencies.