Review key components of the E-Rate
Understand the E-Rate Application Process
Review the Alvin ISD Technology Plan and
examine current goals.
What is E-Rate?
Also known as the Schools and Libraries
Program, seeks to provide affordable
telecommunications and internet access to
schools and libraries in the United States.
What services does it offer?
Provides discounts ranging from 20%-90% on:
Basic maintenance on internal connections
Schools and Libraries must provide their own
How do schools apply?
Schools must complete an 11 step application
process. E-Rate Application Process
Applicants must determine eligibility
Applicants will develop a technology plan
Applicants may apply annually for funding
Does our district have a technology
Yes. Alvin ISD vows to
“invest in evolving
technology and maintaining
existing infrastructure in
order to promote
engagement in the teaching
and learning process.”
How does the district determine
used to determine
needs, including one
we all take part in
each year— The
Texas Teacher STaR
Manvel High School STaR
Teaching and Educator Leadership Infrastructure
Alvin ISD Technology Goals
1. Provide technology that supports efficient
administrative, district support, and teaching
activities to 100% of its teachers and
2. Increase technology professional
development and training opportunities for
3. Increase the percentage of students meeting
expectations for the 8th grade Technology
applications Competency Exam from
E-Rate, also known as The Schools and
Libraries Program, provides discounted rates
on telecommunication services and
To apply, schools must determine eligibility and
develop a Technology Plan
Alvin ISD uses data from sources such as The
Texas STaR Chart to determine technology
Our District Technology plan continues to
develop new strategies, especially with regard
to student standards and educator preparation.
References and Resources
E-Rate Overview and Application Process
Schools and Libraries Program
National Education Technology Plan
National Education Technology Program
Alvin ISD Technology Goals
Notas del editor
Every year we all participate in a process that allows our teachers, administrators and students to have access to 21st century technology. Because the government supplements our funding, it is critical that we all understand how vital our individual, campus and administration's commitment is to this process.
Thanks to the data provided by you, we can assess if our school is progressing, static, or regressing. The good news is that is 3 out of four areas, our school has made great strides in achieving a status of Advanced Tech. However, it also reveals that we have made a linear move in the category of “Educator Preparation.” This allows us to set our goals for next year and address areas of deficiency.
As you can see from the information provided by AISD’s Improvement Plan, Educator Preparation is a recognized area of improvement as well as providing technology and increasing technology competency of 8th grade students. Next year we hope to see improvement in all four areas addressed – especially to our teachers.
With ever evolving technology applications, we will continue to participate in the E-Rate program to allow access to the most current and relevant technology available to our staff and students and remain competitive and current in the education arena. We thank you so very much for your continued service and dedication.