End of Year Activities for RF Tracker

A TAA on “Required RF Tracker Data Collection for Districts with Residential Care …” will be sent out this month to remind districts of the obligation to complete the end of the year data submission for RF Tracker. Districts must complete the 2017-18 data collection no later than Monday, June 11, 2018 by 11:59 PM. […]

High Cost Funds Update

Due to technical issues concerning upgrades to the High Cost Fund (HCF) online application, the opening date has been changed to March 19, 2018. The closing date will be extended to May 9, 2018. The application is located in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) web application. The special education director or designee should submit […]

SPP 7 Opens Today March 9, 2018

The technical issue impacting SPP 7 has been resolved.  SPP 7 is open today Friday March 9 and will close on August 16, 2018.  Please notify appropriate staff in your LEA. For questions or assistance, please contact Maryteresa Tracy maryteresa.trace@esc13.txed.net or Lori Merrell at lori.merrell@esc13.txed.net  

2016-2017 Preliminary IDEA-B MOE Compliance Review Notice

Texas Education Agency Correspondence re: MOE Compliance Review Early April: Preliminary MOE Compliance Review Posted in GFFC 5 Business Days after Posting: Submit any Exceptions, Adjustments, or Local Methodology in the Exceptions/Adjustment Workbook via GFFC May: Final MOE Compliance Review Posted in GFFC After May:  TEA Enforcement Letters to non-compliant LEAs requiring refund to TEA […]

Our Nation’s English Learners

To further your understanding of our national ELL student population, explore these data sets from the Department of Education just released last year. This site uses interactive maps and charts to tell a story about who our ELL students are, and to provide some information about where ELL students are learning. The list below for …

Notice of technical difficulties concerning SPP and HCF

TEA has notified the ESCs that there are two technical issues directly affecting the SPP and the High Cost Fund Applications in TEASE. For SPP Only – SPP 7 is temporarily closed due to a technical issue which prevents district and campus lists from populating in the appropriate drop-down boxes. TEA anticipates that the issue […]

Why is a letter wall one of the most important features of the room?

Check out what the Children’s Learning Institute says about the importance of Letter walls in the Pre-K classrooms and join us for a NEW training –  Taking the Letter-Wall Beyond the Wall* (Includes a make and take!) March 27, 2018              1:00 pm – 4:00 pm SP1836947          …

TELPAS TIPS w/ Eugenie Seholm, Diana Birdsong and Anna Love

For this week’s installment of TELPAS TIPS, the ELL EDvocate visited International High School in Austin ISD. For a student population composed entirely of 9th and 10th grade Newcomer ELLs, collecting TELPAS writing samples is an exercise in meticulous organization. Here IHS teachers (and TELPAS verifiers) Eugenie Seholm, Diana Birdsong, and Anna Love share some …

FREE Registration for Conscious Discipline Trauma Webinar ends at midnight

The faces and stories are haunting. They stay with you. Fear. Rage. Confusion. Hopelessness. Trauma isn’t new; it’s as old as time itself. What is new is the knowledge we now possess about how trauma shapes the brain, and what we can do to heal it. If you’ve had enough, and you’re ready to take …

TEA Communication: Parent Requests for Special Education Evaluation

TEA has provided a TAA Correspondence addressing the responsibilities and timelines for parent requests for special education evaluations under IDEA, TEC, and TAC.   Since the release of the OSEP monitoring report in January, TEA has been in the process of developing a corrective action plan.  The letter provides an overview of OSEP’s findings, clarifies the […]