Archive for February, 2012

Update to the 15% Requirement (updated!)

An update to our update: To take advantage of the 15% deferral, the superintendent or another district-level administrator authorized by the superintendent must notify TEA of that local decision by sending a brief email to the following email address:

Accountability Development Timeline for 2013 and Beyond

  COUNTDOWN CLOCKSAThe intent of the upcoming accountability development process is to design a new accountability system rather than to modify the current system to align with the new provisions of HB3. Every aspect of the accountability system w…

Frequently Asked Questions for 2013 State Accountability

With STAAR testing right around the corner, many of you have been reviewing the sample test questions and frequently asked questions document on the Student Assessment Division’s webpage. Naturally, the conversation is beginning to shift to how t…

TEA Correspondence on 15 Percent Grade Deferral

The Texas Educatin Agency has posted correspondence regarding the 15 percent Grade deferral at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147505601  

Clarification on PEIMS Codes for Modified Curriculum

We’ve received many questions about the unique Service-ID codes (PEIMS Code Table C022) for students taking EOC courses with modified curriculum. Previous guidance had been that the codes are to be used for ALL students in ALL grades beginning wi…

ESC 13 Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-24

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ESC Region XIII’s Curriculum and Instruction Revised Web Site and List Enrollment

ESC Region XIII’s Curriculum and Instruction department has just completed revising our web site.
http://www5.esc13.net/curriculum_instruction

Let their voices be heard!

Watching hundreds of video conferences and webinars over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly aware of a missing element…the voice of students. Some teachers have the students practice, practice and practice what they will say during a pres…

ESC Region XIII’s Curriculum and Instruction Revised Web Site and List Enrollment

ESC Region XIII’s Curriculum and Instruction department has just completed revising our web site.
http://www5.esc13.net/curriculum_instruction

Frequently Asked Questions for 2013 State Accountability

With STAAR testing right around the corner, many of you have been reviewing the sample test questions and frequently asked questions document on the Student Assessment Division’s webpage. Naturally, the conversation is beginning to shift to how t…