Archive for July, 2011

SPP Online Data Collection Submissions Deadline

All districts and charter schools must submit and certify data for SPP indicators 7,11,12,13 and 14 by accessing the online data collection application available through TEASE at https://seguin.tea.state.tx.us/apps/logon.asp. If your district or charte…

Power Point from SB6 Instructional Materials Allotment Training

TEA has published the power point from the TETN training for administrators regarding the Instructional Materials Allotment. The materials can be found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147501653 .

Upcoming events for starting school

Do you hear that? Very faintly, if you listen really closely, you can hear the sounds of students filling the hallways. The first day of school is less than a month away; summer is almost gone! While we will all certainly be happy to see the temperature start to drop, being prepared for the return […]

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Grant Funds Must Be Obligated by Project End Date

A “To The Administrator Addressed” (TTAA) Texas Education Agency correspondence message dated July 25, 2011 (online at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/taa/formfund072511.html) reminds local educational agencies that all American Reinvestment and Reco…

2011 PBMAS

The Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System 2011 Manual is now available at the following link:  Texas Education Agency – PBMAS Manuals Hard-copy versions of the Manual are available for purchase from the Texas Education Agency’s Publicat…

Power Point from SB6 Instructional Materials Allotment Training

TEA has published the power point from the TETN training for administrators regarding the Instructional Materials Allotment. The materials can be found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147501653 .

Transition = Age 14

SB_1788 changed the age for required transition planning from 16 to 14. Guidance will be shared as soon as it is developed by TEA, but in the mean time here are some things to consider. What does “effective immediately” mean for schools? Un…

HB 1481: Respectful Language

HB 1481 changes the term ‘mental retardation’ to ‘intellectual disability’.   ESC Region XIII has received several questions asking when the change would be reflected in PEIMS. TEA staff are working on making the change in…

Communication Series: Using Neutral Language

Emotions run high when issues are near and dear to our hearts. As a listener or facilitator, you can help a speaker by using neutral language AND by summarizing using neutral language. Listen in as our novice facilitator receives coaching on this cri…

From TEA: Ordering Instructional Materials for School Year 2011-12

A “To the Administrator Addressed” communication dated July 19th is available at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/taa/instruct07192011.html and provides details regarding the ordering of instructional materials for 2011-2012. It is important …