Archive for March 25th, 2013

STAAR-Modified Side-by-Side Comparisons are Available NOW

We have created a series of documents that allow teachers to compare released test questions on the STAAR-Modified exam with released questions from the regular STAAR exam. These documents are free and available here: http://www4.esc13.net/agc/staar-mo…

SES Parent Surveys

On February 20, 2013, the district SES contact received an email from the Agency requesting the assistance of the LEA to facilitate the dissemination of an attached letter to parents whose student is receiving or has received SES during school year 201…

TEA School Improvement Website Updates

Please visit the New! TEA SES Website located at:  http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6217 From this site you can access: Updated information on SES implementation requirements SES Program Data and Risk Indicators SES Complaint Investigations a…

SES Provider Background Checks and Fingerprinting

SES Provider Background Checks and Fingerprinting It has come to the attention of the TEA that some districts in requiring that employees of an SES provider, serving as tutors and or recruiters coming in direct unsupervised contact with students, are o…

New SPP 13 Checklist

State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 13 addresses Transition Services in the IEP for students who are 16 and older. TEA has revised the checklist to audit IEPs. What’s Different? 1) There are fewer items to review (8 items, 13 on the previous v…

Looking for a great STEM curriculum supplement, after-school program, out-of-school program, or summer camp?

Engineering is Elementary is your answer! EiE modules are fun and engaging but also offer connections to the Texas standards in Science, Math, Social Studies, ELAR, Health, and Technology through the application of engineering. Students are involved in…

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