Archive for June, 2011

Disciplinary Data Available in SPEARS

The 2010 Disciplinary Action data are now loaded and available in SPEARS. If you have questions regarding disciplinary data, please contact Albert Felts at albert.felts@esc13.txed.net or 512.919.5419.

State-Wide Collaborative Group in Project Share

Greetings, I wanted to bring to your attention a Group in Project Share that may interest many of you. It is called “Project Share Collaborative”. The group is organized by Epsilen’s Paula Murray. She states: “This is a collaborative group for …

2011 LEA Determinations

The 2011 Local Educational Agency (LEA) Determinations have been made and To the Administrator Addressed Letters with reports will be mailed to superintendents with a copy to the LEA special education Director (see sample letter and sample report) be…

Language Impairment Eligibility: Which test should I use?

The current language eligibility guidelines provided by TSHA, and many districts across the state, consider students with a language disorder eligible for Speech Language Pathology services in the schools when their standard scores on a language batte…

SPP 11 and 12 Instructions and FAQ – June 2011

SPP 11 and 12 online application will open July 1, 2011 for data entry for the 2010-2011 school year. See the current SPP 11 Instructions and SPP 12 Instructions and SPP 11 FAQ and SPP 12 FAQ documents for assistance. All LEAs are required to certify …

Residential Placement Q & A – June 2011

The IDEA Coordination Department at the Texas Education Agency has developed a Residential Placement Question and Answer Documentbased on questions received following the Residential Application Training held June 7, 2011 via TETN. For questions concer…

It’s not too late!!!

You still have time to register for i2 – Inclusion Institute for Secondary Educators, on June 22, 2011. This one day institute was specifically created for all secondary teachers. Inclusion and Co-Teaching expert, Dr. Lisa Dieker will share instructi…

2011-2012 Residential Application Packet – Final

TEA has released the application forms needed to apply for approval of a 24-hour residential placement for educational reasons. These procedures must be followed for ALL residential placements, even when additional TEA funds are not needed to cover…

Update on 2011 Determinations

The Texas Education Agency is finalizing the guidance on the 2011 Determinatons and a To the Administrator Addressed letter that will be mailed to superintendents and special education directors in the next two weeks. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) …

Update on Significant Disproportionality

If a local education agency (LEA) is identify as a LEA with significant disproportionality, Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff will notify LEA directors of special education and LEA special education directors will be provided an opportunity to sche…